There are quite a few tips that you should know about if you are using a CNC Router to cut aluminum. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that when you are using a CNC Router you need to be patient and not rush the process. You also want to lubricate the router with a mist to make sure you will reduce the mess. Finally, if your machine isn’t feeding fast enough, use less flutes and increase the width of the cut.
- Make sure that you take your time when cutting aluminum and make sure to let the machine to the work.
- Use a feeds and speeds calculator so that you can figure out exactly how fast the spindle should be working at.
- Use a smaller diameter cutter as a way to get a much more precise cut that can be more flexible too.
“There are a couple of things to remember about how aluminum (and other metals) are different from wood or plastics.”