When it comes to being a CNC machinist, avoiding mistakes can be almost impossible, so learning from your mistakes is essential. Generally, beginners will make the same mistakes as a CNC machinist. Managing the speed of your bits can be very intimidating. Also, learning the material or wood specs that are best for certain cuts. Surprisingly, one of the other very common mistakes for a CNC beginner is how they hold their material, because different methods work better depending on the project.
- Balancing feed rate and speed rate is key to preventing the machines heat from burning pieces.
- Beginners often struggle with figuring out how to clamp or hold material.
- It’s important to choose the right projects and charge the correct amount for your work.
“Like any artistic or technical endeavor, CNC machining isn’t about avoiding mistakes but rather, learning from them. And as a beginner, you are sure to make a lot of them.”