Buying a CNC machine

When selecting a CNC, consider faster program processing, easier integration and use, customization capabilities, and tooling speed. Also look at CAM integration, volumetric error compensation, CNC/IT integration, motion system connectivity, simpler integration, setup, use, maintenance, and human-machine interface standardization.

Spindle vs Router

Hobby CNC machines typically use either a spindle or a router. While these two devices appear similar, they each have distinctly different characteristics. A router is commodity hardware, and may be found in any hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot as well as online stores such as Amazon. Routers are typically used to […]

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