A CNC saw cutting process can be ideal for any design and fabrication project you have. But to make it work right, you need to get a machine to work carefully enough. It has to come with a number of quality features that make it efficient enough for any project you want to complete with it.
What Can It Cut?
A CNC saw should be able to cut through a variety of surfaces. Naturally, wood is a popular material to feed through a saw. Steel and aluminum can work as well as they are not too hard and can be trimmed cleanly and clearly.
Be advised through that a CNS saw won’t work on extremely hard surfaces like a diamond. You’d need to use a separate diamond polisher to get this type of hard surface cut with ease.
What Dimensions Can It Cut?
A saw can handle plenty of quality dimensions. It can work with surfaces that are 40 to 60 feet long and are also around 15 to 20 feet wide. This is ideal if you have a larger application that needs to be cut.
How Much At a Time?
You can always use one of these saws to cut through a larger number of materials at a certain time. Some models can cut through multiple thin sheets at a time. This works best if you can align them on a machine properly and also if they are thin enough to where the saw can cut through them all and move in the same direction all the way through.
How Accurate Should It Be?
You must look at how accurate a CNC saw cutting device can be. It should work with a computer aided drawing (CAD) file like a Solid Works, IGES or EWG file. But even with that it needs to be as accurate to the original file as possible. An allowance of about 0.3 inches can be found on most of today’s saws.
Remember that your saw cutting plans will only be as effective as the saw that you’re using. Look at how well your saw can operate in terms of what it can cut and how it can work before choosing an option for an entire project.