In the metal processing industry, aluminum is the main processing raw material. Through cutting, engraving and hollowing, people use it to produce aluminum plates, doors and windows, screens, furniture and handicrafts. These products are widely used in exterior walls and interior decoration of buildings. We can often see them in airports, exhibition halls, subway stations, office buildings, and shopping malls. Because of the high reflection characteristics of aluminum plate, it is more difficult to cut. However, with the continuous development of the fiber laser cutting machine industry in recent years, fiber laser cutting machines have been widely used in the aluminum plate cutting processing industry, and aluminum cutting projects has become more and more simple.
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CNC Router Aluminum Cutting FAQ
Can a CNC Router cut aluminum?
Absolutely! It’s a matter of using the right cutter or bit, the correct feeds and speeds, and avoiding various other pitfalls described in this article.
What’s the #1 reason CNC Routers fail to cut aluminum?
Lack of lubrication is the #1 reason CNC Routers fail to cut aluminum. Aluminum has a chemical affinity for the cutter that causes chips to weld onto the cutter if there is no lubricant. Read more in this article.
How can I get good cnc router speeds and feeds for aluminum?
Use a high quality feeds and speeds calculator made for CNC Routers. There are many issues peculiar to CNC Routers that must be considered for proper feeds and speeds.
What are the best CNC router bits for aluminum?
Use good quality carbide end mills with no more than 3 flutes.
Aluminum is a the main raw material of the metal processing industry. Through cutting, engraving and hollowing, people use it to produce aluminum sheets, hollow doors and windows, handrails, screens, and handicrafts.
The application of these products include exterior walls and interior decorations of buildings. We may also see them in airports, exhibition halls, subways stations, office buildings, shopping malls and office buildings.
As we all know that Aluminum plate has high reflection characteristics, so it is more difficult to cut. However, with the continuous development of the fiber laser cutting machine industry, fiber laser cutting machines have been widely used in the aluminum plate cutting processing industry, and aluminum plate cutting has gradually become simpler.
So, what are the advantages of the aluminum laser cutting machine when cutting aluminum plate materials?
1. Fine cutting seam: The cutting seam of laser cutting aluminum plate is generally 0.1mm-0.2mm.
2. Smooth cutting surface: The cutting surface of laser cutting aluminum plate has no burrs and scraps.
3. Small thermal deformation: The cutting seam of laser processing is thin, fast, and energy is concentrated, so the heat transferred to the material to be cut is small, and the deformation of the material is also very small.
4 Save materials: laser processing adopts computer programming, laser equipment can cut different shapes of plate processing parts, improve the material utilization rate of aluminum plates, and save a lot of material costs.
5. Cutting aluminum plates of different thicknesses: Cutting aluminum plates of different thicknesses mainly depends on the power of the laser generator. Generally, the thickness of 6000W can be cut to 16mm, and 3000W can also be cut to 8mm.