What is a 5-Axis CNC Router?

What is a 5-Axis CNC Router?

What is a 5-Axis CNC Router? A 5-Axis CNC Machine can move a tool across 5 axes, meaning it can cut, trim and engrave an object from any angle. The benefits of a 5-axis router Understandably 5-axis CNC routers are more expensive than 3-axis and 3+2-axis CNC machines,...
What is Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

What is Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

What is Large Scale Additive Manufacturing and what is it used for? Large Scale Additive Manufacturing or LSAM for short is in essence the biggest kind of 3D printer available. As its name suggests it starts with nothing and adds materials rather than traditional...
Advances in large scale 3D printing

Advances in large scale 3D printing

What is 3D printing? 3D printing is often referred to as additive manufacturing. This is because instead of having a large piece of material and cutting or milling it to the shape you require, you start with nothing and create a 3D object from a digital file by...
What is a CNC machine?

What is a CNC machine?

What does CNC mean and what is a CNC machine? CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. A CNC machine is one which is controlled by a computer to cut or engrave shapes in several different materials like wood, metal, plastic and stone to name a few. CAD or CAM...
How to choose a CNC machine

How to choose a CNC machine

How to choose a CNC machine? The logical place to start is to think about what you want to create, the below are some key considerations when buying a CNC machine: What material / materials will you be using? Thickness of the material? What size object are you...
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