How to Choose CNC Cutting Machining Process
Every day, Creatingway always receive a large number of 2D or 3D drawing for new ideas and inventions from global customers. Basing on different features, sizes, and levels of complexity depending on what the customer needs to make. At the same time, we always asked our customers the function and application of the projects, thus provide accurate judgments and the best machining process to our customers for checking before the quotation.
In general, our common machining processes have CNC machining parts, precise EDM, CNC Lathe Laser cutting, metal sheet fabrication, etc. Today we will share related two CNC cutting machining methods: CNC Laser Cutting & CNC Water Jet Cutting.
Below are two main CNC Cutting Machining Process Knowledge
CNC Laser cutting: Fast and Efficient
CNC laser cutting process uses the energy of a laser beam to illuminate the surface of the steel plate or Aluminum plate to melt and vaporize the stainless steel. The laser source generally uses a carbon dioxide laser beam, the work power is 500-2500W.
At the same time, based on the energy is very concentrated, so only a small amount of hot spread to other parts of the steel, thus making the parts only have small or no deformation during production progressing. Using a laser can be very precise cutting complex-shaped billet, and the cutting billet will not need to be further processed
CNC Laser cutting is faster and more energy-efficient than plasma cutting for thin or medium-thickness sheet metal, most commonly steel or aluminum. And it greatly improves cutting spread and saves the production time, thus saving the whole costs.
To comparing other traditional CNC cutting machining processing:
|Cutting technology||Laser cutting||Gas flame cutting||Plasma cutting||Stamping
|linear cutting||Waterjet cutting|
|graphic update||So easy||easier||easier||hard||hard||easy||easy|
|spread||faster||slow||faster||fast||Very slow||Very slow||faster|
From above the information, laser cutting has obvious advantages as a whole. No matter it is precision, speed, or cost. It is also much easier to process than other machining methods. Therefore, laser cutting is an indispensable part of modern industrial production.
Water Jet Cutting: Versatile and Powerful
Water Jet cutting is ideal for stone, ceramics, and thicker metals which are more difficult to process by laser cutting or other methods. Unlike other material removal processes, water jet systems can also cut extremely hard, reflective, and nonconductive materials. Thus it is an efficient and productive fabrication method.
In addition to this, water jet cutting has the following advantages as well:
- easily cut stainless steel or hard marble, granite, etc. for other difficult to cut materials. Such as aramid, titanium alloy, etc. It is the best choice or a unique processing method.
- No crack when cutting, and it can cut the gap very narrow material.
- In general, the cut incision of pure water is around 0.1mm to 1.1mm.
- It can be cut in all directions, including various shapes, angles, and gradients.
- No necessary to make the grinding edge and other secondary processing. And it can effectively reduce the dust and improve the working environment.
Different cutting processes, this production time and costs also are different. As one professional CNC Machining manufacturer. Creatingway always can provide the best suggestion and choice on the machining methods of the parts as our customer requirements and budgets.
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