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Why your Router’s frame should be Rigid and Heavy

If you look at most of the European Routers that are imported into South Africa they have Cast Iron or Welded frames with Large Bent Sheet Steel components as part of their frames. Why do they use these solid frames? When you look at what is happening when a Router is cutting, the spindle is……...

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So you want a Small Router?

What do you want to do with your router? If it is to make small trinkets and time is not an issue… Unicam is not going to be able to help, we do not make hobby type routers. Do you want to make good parts at good speeds using small sheet sizes, or 3D work………...

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Understanding Homing Methods

If you are planning on getting a machine with a gantry or if you already own one but would like to improve it’s accuracy then reading this will help you gain insight into the factors that are involved with CNC cutting tables. No Homing Most hobby style machines either do not have homing sensors and……...

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How to choose CNC Router Bits

Introduction To use a CNC router you need bits. The bit that you choose determines the type of work you can do, whether it is carving, cutting, surfacing, or grooving. It also determines the finish of your design, and how fast you can cut the material. You achieve different results depending on whether you get……...

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Great tools for cutting Aluminium

63-600 Solid Carbide – O Flute, Upcut High-speed cutters for machining aluminium sheet and block material. These tools are optimized for use on high-speed CNC mills, high-speed machining centres and CNC routers. Aluminium Sheet & Aluminium Plate 63-400 Solid Carbide – Soft Aluminum O Flute, Upcut, ZrN Coated These tools are specially designed to cut……...

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Cutting Aluminium

Cutting Aluminium

The softer the aluminium the more difficult it is to cut. This is because it gets hot, melts and welds itself onto the cutter causing it to clog and eventually snap. The solution is to prevent heat build-up by increasing the chip load. This article will help you to cut aluminum efficiently on your router...

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Compression Bits Part 3

How do I use a Compression Bit correctly? While compression bits are the tool of choice for cutting double-sided laminates, it is essential you use the tool correctly. There are cutting edges on the bottom of most tools, therefore a direct plunge into the material will be fine. But let’s consider the spiral itself for……...

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Compression Bits Part 2

Why use a compression bit instead of a conventional up-cut or down-cut? Compression bits are used extensively for cutting double side laminates such as melamine or plywood. These tools can also be used on natural woods where edge finishing is a problem with standard spiral tools. A dedicated up or downwards spiral may only give……...

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Compression Bits Part 1

What is a Compression Bit? A Compression bit is the combination of both up-cut and down-cut spirals. Typically, a compression spiral has an up-cut single, double, or triple flute at the tip of the cutter, approximately one-third of the cutting length. The remaining two-thirds is ground to give a downcutting shear. By combining both geometries,……...

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Steel Deck Router

Want a Workhorse Router that you can secure jigs onto, or that you can machine Wood, Plastics, Composites or Non-Ferrous Metals? Then look no further than our Steel T-Slot Machines. The substructure is precision machined by Chantex so that the surface is true. The BMS deck is then bolted down onto the already true frame….…...

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