There are many benefits to owning a wood CNC router. The computer numerical control router is a tool that allows woodworkers and artisans to create complex patterns, customized parts, and mass-produced designs from the convenience of their own workshop. It is essential to know everything about your machine in order to get the best out of it. You can make sure that the machine runs smoothly, there is less waste and the tool lasts longer by learning about its various functions. These are the components of your CNC router.
1. Movable Gantry vs. Movable Bed
There are two main types of CNC machines: those with a moving bed and those that have a moving gantry. The majority of CNC machines look like a table with a cut tool suspended above. The machine's 'tabletop' is the bed. The assembly that holds the cutting tool on top of the bed is called the gantry. Material, whether it is wood, plastic, and metal, can be loaded onto the machine's bed.
2. The Base and Frame
Your router's base and framing are the structural "bones" of the machine. The x-axis framework is the base of your machine. The machine will move along the x-axis, y- and z-axes regardless of whether it has a movable bed, or a mobile gantry. The machine's stability is provided by the x-axis. It also supports a linear cutting motion along x-axis or, in simpler terms, left and right.