How to choose the right CNC engraving machine?


Recently, many friends are very distressed. There are many types of CNC engraving machines in the CNC industry. How can I buy the right CNC engraving machine? Most people want to buy low-cost, cost-effective machines. We must not only consider the price but also pay attention to the work that suits us.

What is a CNC engraving machine?

The CNC engraving machine is an automatic machine tool with a CNC system that can automatically engrave, engrave, cut, mill, drill, and slot different materials. It can be used for cutting, two-dimensional engraving and three-dimensional engraving of various flat materials. It can produce very precise and complex shapes and contours by machining materials with tools.


The CNC engraving machine is mainly composed of four basic parts: engraving machine tool, electric control cabinet, control computer and engraving control software.


Its working principle is: design and typesetting are carried out through the special engraving software configured by the computer, the information of the design and typesetting is transmitted to the engraving machine controller through the computer, and the controller converts the information into the pulse signal of the stepping motor or the servo motor to control the engraving machine The positioning of X, Y, Z-axis on the main body of the engraving machine.


At the same time, the controller starts the inverter to drive the spindle motor’s engraving head to rotate at a high speed, cutting, drilling, and milling the processing material fixed on the host table, and then engraving various planes or three-dimensional relief graphics designed in the computer. And text, realize automatic engraving operation. According to different processing materials and process requirements, different special configuration tools can be matched.

What is the purpose of CNC engraving machine?

1. The CNC engraving machine can be used for various materials

For example, aluminum alloy, copper, brass, aluminum, wood, stone, jade, glass, ACM, foam, plastic, acrylic, PVC, etc. The CNC engraving machine can carry out relief, plane engraving, and hollow engraving on these materials. The engraving speed is fast and the accuracy is high.


2. The application industry of CNC engraving machine is very extensive

Woodworking industry: three-dimensional wave board processing, cabinet doors, craft wooden doors, paint-free doors, screens, craft fan windows, milling and carving of furniture products.


Mold industry: It can engrave all kinds of relief, shadow engraving, hole engraving, plane engraving, cutting, washing and other effects.


Advertising engraving: advertising signs, pvc boards, front panels, two-color boards, logo production, acrylic cutting, blister forming, large-character cutting, sign making, PVC cutting, crystal plates, acrylic, LED/neon slots, hole shapes and literal cutting, Manufacture of blister light box mould.


Stone carving: natural marble, granite, artificial stone, tombstone, landmark, ceramic tile, glass and other materials three-dimensional relief and line carving, cutting, chamfering, drilling two-dimensional carving.


Handicraft: Carving various exquisite patterns and characters on wood, bamboo, artificial marble, organic board, two-color board, crystal, and other materials.

First of all, we must clarify our specific work and choose the right CNC router kit

As mentioned earlier, the CNC engraving machine is controlled by a computer. The CNC router kit is similar to a CNC milling machine. Computer digital control can be used to arrange the tool path to make the machine work normally. Therefore, we should understand the specific work requirements before buying a machine, what materials to be processed, and the size of the workpiece.


CNC engraving machines include woodworking engraving machines, stone engraving machines, advertising engraving machines, glass engraving machines, laser engraving machines, plasma engraving machines, laser cutting machines, etc. Different types of machines should be used for different materials.

What is the cost of the CNC engraving machine?

The core is the cost of CNC routers. This is closely related to its configuration. For example, there are small CNC routers, standard CNC routers, ATC CNC routers, as well as 4-axis and 5-axis CNC routers and intelligent CNC routers. Although sometimes the appearance of CNC engraving machine looks the same, the function is also similar, but according to the different configuration, its price, precision, speed and service life will be different.


The size of the machine tool will affect the cost. Generally speaking, the larger the machine tool, the more expensive it is. In addition, the configuration of the CNC engraving machine is different, and the price is also different, such as the spindle, drive, operating system, and so on.