CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and is a tool that follows a computer code to create a product from a specific shape and size. This is done by a computer which changes the design produced by Computer-Aided Design software into numbers, similar to coordinates in a graph. A CAM software is used to set the cutting pattern and various design package software can be used, depending on the type of machine.
CNC tools are very accurate and can allow for a very precise job. These are also ideal for making many products that are exactly the same and are suitable for both small and larger-scale tasks. These powerful machines can work with a variety of materials including wood, plastic, aluminium and brass.
CNC routers are ideal for industrial work as they don’t need human supervision, and can be left to run on its own. It also works much more quickly than a human could, making for a more efficient job. Workers then don’t need to be close to heavy machinery so improves safety in the workplace.
At AMS we are proud to announce we’ll be supplying Tec Cam CNC machines which come in both 3 and 5 Axis. 3 Axis CNC routers are more of a traditional machine which works upon 3 Axis, X, Y, Z and removing shavings in three directions. An overall powerful machine although it can find deeper cavity cutting a challenge. 5 Axis CNC routers are a newer piece of technology which work in 5 different directions and can be more precise than its predecessor. As with the majority of newer technology, a 5 Axis CNC machine is more expensive than a 3 Axis, however, is considered an investment and can be more beneficial in the long term.
If you would like further information and recommendations on our products, our experts have plenty of experience and can advise you on the best machine for your circumstances.
Here’s a breakdown of our new TEC CAM products.