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CNC Router is the perfect computer-controlled machine for cutting and engraving wood, acrylic, MDF, plastic, marble, rubber, epoxy resin, glass, foam, crystal and other materials. It typically falls into two types, ball screw-driven and rack & pinion-driven. More configuration options include carousel or linear ATC, double platforms, auto loading & unloading platforms, auto labeling platform, drilling head, etc.

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ATC CNC Router Series

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ATC CNC router is the first choice for enterprises with large production volume. Compared with the traditional manual tool change production method, this type of ATC CNC engraving machine has an independent tool magazine with different tool bits. It can automatically change the required tools by computer program control without stopping work during processing. And it can complete a series of cutting, hollowing, grooving, punching, milling grooves, milling planes and other different processing needs. Therefore, both the processing quality and processing efficiency have been greatly improved. According to the different tool changing methods, automatic tool changing engraving machines can be subdivided into linear ATC CNC machine and disc ATC engraving machines.

4 Axis CNC Router Series

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In a broad sense, a 4th axis engraving machine refers to an engraving machine whose processing path include X, Y, Z, and A axes. And we are going to talk about a four-axis engraving machine whose spindle can swing left and right. Because the spindle of this type of engraving machine can swing left and right, the spindle can approach the work piece from multiple different angles and efficiently process three effective processing surfaces. It can realize not only the plane engraving machine, but also the three-dimensional engraving of irregular work pieces. And this type of 4 axis CNC machine is suitable for common work piece, three-dimensional work piece, complex work piece and irregular graphics processing.
In addition, this type of four-axis engraving machine makes full use of the geometric configuration of the tool, controls the angle of the force, reduces the vibration of the force, prolongs the life of the tool, enhances the stability of the processing, and improves the processing accuracy. With the advantages of complete functions, wide processing range and high processing accuracy, more and more users choose the 4 axis CNC router. If you have similar three-dimensional work pieces, this four-axis engraving machine will be your ideal choice.

Rotary CNC Router series

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Rotary axis CNC machine refers to these CNC machines with rotary device. And it mainly process cube or cylindrical work pieces. During the processing of the rotary axis engraving machine, it is not necessary to repeatedly rotate and process the work piece manually to reduce the number of clamping times and complete the processing of the work piece at one time. Compared with ordinary engraving machines, rotary axis engraving machines reduce manual workload and improve production efficiency. In addition, since the tools of the rotary axis can be processed in layers, it is possible to ensure higher processing quality. Besides that the rotary axis can also realize the processing requirements of local processing without being limited by the size of the object.

5 Axis CNC Router series

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Five-axis machining center refers to CNC equipment which have at least five coordinate axes (three linear coordinates and two rotation coordinates) on a machine tool, and different coordinate axes can be coordinated and moved simultaneously for processing under the control of a CNC system. This type of 5 axis CNC equipment has the advantages of high technology content and high machining accuracy, and is specially used for the machining of complex curved surface work pieces. At present, the five-axis CNC machine is the only means to solve the processing of impellers, blades, marine propellers, heavy generator rotors, steam turbine rotors, large diesel engine crankshafts, etc. In addition, such numerical control equipment has a significant influence in the aviation, aerospace, military, scientific research, precision equipment, high-precision medical equipment and other industries.

Multi-head CNC Router series

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Rotary axis CNC machine refers to these CNC machines with rotary device. And it mainly process cube or cylindrical work pieces. During the processing of the rotary axis engraving machine, it is not necessary to repeatedly rotate and process the work piece manually to reduce the number of clamping times and complete the processing of the work piece at one time. Compared with ordinary engraving machines, rotary axis engraving machines reduce manual workload and improve production efficiency. In addition, since the tools of the rotary axis can be processed in layers, it is possible to ensure higher processing quality. Besides that the rotary axis can also realize the processing requirements of local processing without being limited by the size of the object.

CNC Wood Router series

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CNC Wood Router is also called CNC engraving machine in the CNC machine industry. It refers to the ability of the CNC machine to perform movement about three different axis like X, Y, Z axis simultaneously. This type of wood CNC machine is designed and typeset by special engraving software, and the design and typesetting information is automatically transferred to the controller by the computer, and the controller controls the engraving machine to generate the X, Y, and Z axis engraving paths to complete processing of the materials fixed on the working table, so as to realize the various processing requirements of users.
With the features of low cost, simple operation and easy maintenance, this CNC wood router is considered an entry-level machine in the CNC machine industry and favored by users at home and abroad. The CNC wood router mainly performs some plane processing on the board. If you are just doing flat machining on some plates, this three-axis engraving machine is definitely your ideal choice.
Of course, if you have other machining requirements such as three-dimensional work pieces, curved surface machining of complex work pieces, we also have CNC equipment such as 4-axis CNC machine, rotary axis CNC machine, ATC CNC machine and multi-head engraving machine for you to choose.

4x8 wood CNC machine has cost-efficient kits & popular table working size of 1325 (1300×2500 mm), it is suitable for the carving of Plywood, MDF, Solid Wood, Soft metals, welcomed by entry-level users and meets most woodworking needs. Click to learn more.

Mini CNC Router series

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Mini CNC router, also called small CNC router and desktop CNC router. Compared with other ordinary CNC machines, this small CNC wood router has a relatively small size mainly including 600*900mm and 120*120mm. This type of small engraving machine has a compact structure and a small footprint, so it is easy to move and use. And this small CNC router adopt advanced industrial numerical control operation software and typesetting processing software to complete various processing requirements on small work piece of users. Therefore, mini CNC router is welcomed by woodworking enthusiasts and the advertising industry.

EPS/Foam CNC Router series

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Foam CNC router is also called EPS CNC wood router for processing foam. Relative to heavy-duty metal cutting machine, foam engraving machines are lightweight CNC machine. And compared with ordinary engraving machines, this type of foam engraving machine has a larger processing size and processing stroke. Especially in the mold industry such as automobile foam molds, gypsum molds, paraffin molds, large ship wooden molds, aviation wooden molds, propellers, and train wooden molds, this type EPS CNC router is very popular.

What is CNC Router?

CNC router is a kind of computer numerical controlled woodworking machine and used for cutting and engraving various materials, such as wood, acrylic, PVC board, MDF, marble, rubber board, plastics, glass, and foams, crystal, etc. The wood CNC router machine is widely used in many industries such as interior and exterior decorations, wood panels, signboards, wooden frames, moldings, musical instruments, furniture, and so on.

Blue Elephant offers a variety of CNC wood router machines with many standard configurations for you to choose from. For instance, ATC CNC machines, 4 axis CNC machines, 3 axis CNC machines, multi-head CNC machines, mini CNC machines, best hobby CNC machines, stone CNC machines, and EPS CNC machines. In terms of worktable size, the best CNC router falls into 2x4, 4x4, 5x10, 4x8 CNC router, etc.

According to your different processing materials and processing requirements, we also provide customized production of CNC engraving machine. Whether it is the machine parts selection or machine processing size, we are committed to satisfying your diverse processing needs with the highest price/performance ratio. With an annual export volume of over 3,000 units, the best CNC machines from Blue Elephant are the first choice for your engraving industry.

Why choose our CNC router machine?

Customized production can save you 30% of additional procurement costs. We can customize the wood CNC machine in accordance with your specific CNC wood carving demands. The custom options may include the worktable size, worktable type, power and brand of all mechanical and electrical parts of the wood CNC machine.

International top brand accessories to ensure your higher productivity and increase profit margin by 40%. All major mechanical and electrical parts of our wood CNC machine come from domestically or internationally known brand. For example, HSD spindle, YASKAWA motor, SIEMENS control system, etc.

Professional product and operational training, reducing operating error rate by 80%. We have a R&D team of more than 20 people focusing on the production and innovation of the wood carving machine. Our 6 sales team of more than 40 people can provide you with complete information of the wood carving machine in time.

Perfect after-sales service can help you avoid any worries in the use of the machine.  An after-sales team of over 15 people provides you with 24/7 online and offline services to solve your worries about the CNC wood cutting machine.

Maintenance skills of CNC router machine

  1. Place the CNC router machine in a dry and ventilated place. Because this can prevent the fuselage from being exposed to the sun and causing parts and accessories to malfunction.
  2. The CNC router machine must be equipped with a reliable voltage stabilizer to ensure the safe grounding of the ground wire. At this point, the CNC engraver machine factory has basically installed and debugged the customer in advance when configuring the control box. It is best to consult before purchasing the CNC wood cutting machine.
  3. Try to transfer files to the CNC engraver machine without using an Internet computer. The computer connected to the network can easily cause the CNC routers for woodworking to malfunction due to the virus through file transfer.
  4. Maintain the wood CNC machine as soon as possible. For example, add a proper amount of special lubricating oil to the screw rod and the guide rail rack. Regularly replace the worn CNC bits and collets.
  5. Regularly check and clean the guide rail, screw, and other transmission systems of the wood CNC machine. Add or replace lubricating grease and oil to keep the moving parts of the screw, nut, and other parts in a good lubrication state, to reduce the wear speed of the mechanical parts.
  6. Do not let the CNC wood carving machine work on the same part of the CNC router table for a long time. To prevent the transmission device such as the screw rod and the guide rail from contacting the beam for a long time and cannot be reasonably lubricated.
  7. Check whether the wires and screws of the CNC router machine are loose within a certain period. It is best to tighten the screws regularly.
  8. Do not place sundries or irrelevant things on the table or head of the CNC router machine.

3 main points of buying a CNC router

1. Selection of CNC router machine type

Since the processing requirements of users are different, the choice of the best CNC router machine models is also different. Therefore, we need to choose the right woodworking CNC engraving machine according to our own processing needs.
For example, if your main business is door panel processing, an ordinary CNC wood router can meet your demands. For example, 3 axis 4x8 CNC router, etc. If you need to engrave various patterns and designs, you’ll need multiple CNC router bits. Then an ATC CNC router machine or a multi-process CNC router for sale with multiple CNC bits is your best CNC router choice.

In case that your business involves the production of double-colored signs, nameplates, small signs, and 3D letters, crafts, and gifts, desktop CNC machines can be your best choice. For example, the CNC 6040, CNC 6090, and other desktop CNC router. All the CNC 6040, CNC 6090 and other desktop CNC machines are the best hobby CNC woodworking machines for the advertising, craft and gift making, and small furniture making industries.

If you are mainly processing three-dimensional workpieces, then you need a 4-axis CNC machine or a 5-axis wood CNC router. If you are mainly processing cylindrical workpieces, then you may need a rotary axis wood CNC machine.

And if you mainly process soft material workpieces, such as fabrics, then you need a digital cutting machine. If you are mainly processing hard materials such as stone, then the stone CNC machine is your ideal choice.

Of course, if you are processing foam and other materials, a foam CNC engraving machine could be a good choice.

2. Selection of CNC machine manufacturer

For CNC machine manufacturers, we must first consider the manufacturer’s production strength. Production strength is directly reflected in the woodworking CNC machine quality and types of CNC machine. Therefore, it is very necessary to visit the manufacturer for field inspection if possible. Field inspection can more intuitively inspect the processing effect of the CNC wood carving machine. In addition, remember to check if the CNC wood carving machine manufacturer provides a complete after-sales service system. These services include a series of pre-sales and after-sales services. It is specifically manifested in software training, technical guidance, installation guidance, and usage guidelines of the wood carving machine. A perfect service system shall allow you to sit back and relax in terms of the wood CNC machine purchase, operation, installation, and maintenance.

3. Selection of CNC router kit

Choice of CNC router table size.

Customers should choose the model of their best CNC router machines according to their business needs and budget. Generally, the wood engraving machines with small CNC router table sizes mainly include 300x400mm, 600x400mm, 600×600mm, and 600×900mm, and the feed width needs to be less than 600 mm. Such CNC routers for woodworking are also deemed as the desktop CNC router or hobby CNC router. Engraving a two-color board is the most basic application of a desktop CNC router, and it is very acceptable. The price of the hobby CNC router is relatively inexpensive.

CNC engraving machines with large CNC router table size include 1200×1200mm, 1200×1500mm, 1200×2400mm, 1300×2500mm, 1500×2400mm, 2400×3000mm. And the feed width of the above models is less than 1200mm. The most commonly used size of wood panels for cabinet making is 1220×2440mm. So the 4x8 CNC router and other CNC routers for woodworking with larger router table sizes are quite suitable for processing such wooden panels. Among the best CNC machines, the 4x8 CNC router is the best-selling model.

Choice of the spindle motor.

For the spindle motor of the woodworking CNC machine, different power suits different CNC woodworking applications. You need to choose a spindle motor suitable for your use according to your materials and processes. This can improve production efficiency and save resources.

Generally, low-power spindle motors are mainly used in the advertising industry and fine processing of small crafts. And it is mainly for engraving work. Because of its low power, the ability of a wood carving machine to cut thick materials is relatively poor. And it is not suitable for engraving and milling thick materials.

The general high-power CNC engraver machine spindle motor is mainly for cutting, engraving, and milling. The high power ensures strong cutting ability.

Choice of the drive system.

There are two options for the drive system of the CNC routers for woodworking, namely three-phase stepper motor and servo motor. The servo motor is a closed-loop control. It will measure the speed of the motor in real-time when the wood CNC machine is powered on. Because of its large starting torque, the starting speed is fast, and it will reach its rated speed in a short time. In addition, its overload capacity is strong and suitable for the cases of frequent starting and stopping and when the starting torque is required. However, the stepper motor belongs to open-loop control, does not measure the speed, starts relatively slowly, and generally does not have the overload capability.

If your production requires fast speed and high processing accuracy, we recommend the servo motor for your wood CNC machine. But the price of a servo motor is much higher than that of a stepper motor. In case that you neither want a stepper motor nor have enough budget, the hybrid servo motor could be a good choice for your wood CNC machine.

Choice of the transmission system.

Generally, the drive system of the CNC router machine adopts a rack guide rail. The rack falls into the straight rack and helical rack. Compared with the straight rack transmission, the helical rack has better bite and higher precision. Guide rails of the wood CNC machine generally include square rails and circular rails. The load capacity and accuracy retention capacity of square rails are several times that of circular rails. The large-format CNC routers for woodworking usually adopt square rails as the transmission system. This can not only improve the processing accuracy but also improve the service life of the CNC routers for woodworking.

What are the main factors affecting the CNC router price?

The most important factor affecting the CNC router price is the CNC wood router configuration. Depending on the configuration of the wood engraving machine, the processing functions realized by the CNC wood router machine are also different (cutting, hollowing, lettering, plane carving, embossing, etc.). Thus, the CNC router price is naturally different. The configuration related to the CNC router price mainly has the following 7 aspects:

1. Transmission method.

In terms of transmission mode, wood engraving machines are divided into ball screw-driven CNC router machine and rack-driven CNC router machine. The three axes of the former CNC router machine are driven by ball screws. While the X and Y axis of the latter CNC wood router is driven by racks, and the Z axis can adopt ball screw transmission. Therefore, from the perspective of driving mode alone, the price of a rack-driven CNC wood cutting machine is more expensive than a ball screw-driven machine.

2. Spindle.

When it comes to the cooling method of the spindle, the water-cooled spindle of the same power is cheaper than the air-cooled spindle. From the brand point of view, imported brand spindles are more expensive than domestic ones. To take the point of the power, high-power spindles are more expensive than low-power ones.

3. Motor and driver.

Similar to the spindle of the CNC woodworking machine, the power and the brand of the motor and driver are also the main factors that determine the CNC router price.

4. CNC router table.

The most commonly used CNC router table falls into three types: aluminum T-slot, vacuum T-slot, and whole vacuum worktable. Besides, the CNC router table also comes in various dimensions. Different types and sizes of CNC router tables lead to different prices. The higher the worktable size, the higher the CNC wood cutting machine price.

5. Machine bed.

The machine beds of a CNC wood router can fall into ordinary square tubes, thick-walled square tubes, cast iron, and other types. CNC routers for woodworking, especially nesting CNC, shall have rigid and durable wood CNC machine bed for the purpose of long-term and large quantity of cutting work. The cost of the bed also has an effect on the price of the CNC wood router.

6. Crossbeam.

The material of the crossbeam of a wood CNC machine can be steel, iron, or aluminum. The material of the beam directly affects the machining accuracy. And the price of different materials varies greatly.

7. Guide.

The guide rails of the wood CNC router are divided into square rail compasses. The gauges of the same specifications are stable and accurate, and of course, the price is much more expensive than the compasses.

In addition to the factors listed above that affect the CNC router price, other factors may include after-sales service fees, packaging fees, transportation fees, customs fees, etc.

Precautions for choosing a CNC router manufacturer

Choose the right CNC machine type

From the aspect of CNC router table size, transmission mode, processing industry, processing material, processing effect, etc., the CNC wood cutting machine is available in many types. As a user, we must figure out our own processing needs and treat the processing effect as the purpose to choose the CNC routers for woodworking that suits us.

Test machine

Before purchasing a wood CNC router, we should let the CNC router machine manufacturer conduct a trial-engraving demonstration of the wood CNC engraving machine we bought in the form of videos to confirm the machining effect. Whether it is the manufacturer’s salesperson or you do it yourself, we can also calculate the ergonomics, observe the effect and fully test the performance of the wood carving machine while performing trial carving.

Sign a contract

After you decide to buy the best CNC router that suits you, the first thing to do is to sign a contract with the seller. It should be noted that the purchase contract should indicate the purchased model, configuration, price, delivery time and delivery method, training method, warranty clause, and payment method of the specific wood CNC machine. After the contract is signed, you need to pay a certain deposit according to the contract (except for those in stock).

Delivery and training

After the wood carving machine arrives, the user or a dedicated technician will come to unpack and inspect the CNC machine. After powering on, check carefully whether the appearance of the CNC wood cutting machine is intact after transportation. If it is intact, check the random attachments for the machine configuration according to the contract and use the random manual.

Then proceed with the machine installation (including hardware installation, removing the fixing parts, and placing the machine platform. Various cables for connecting to the power supply are included. Software installation, configure a computer, install optional engraving software).

After installation, use the test pattern provided by the manufacturer to carry out the engraving test of the machine. If the engraving test is completed correctly, the delivery and acceptance of the test are completed.

DIY CNC router or buy a finished CNC engraver?

Both choices have respective pros and cons. They have respectively applicable scenarios.

DIY CNC router, also called homemade CNC router, basically applies to the mini CNC machines, like the desktop CNC router, hobby CNC router, etc. DIY CNC router requires you to have a relatively high level of CNC basic knowledge, good hands-on capability, and also enough time and energy. It also requires you to buy all the wood CNC machine parts, including the CNC router bits, by yourself. In addition, a DIY CNC router may save plenty of money compared with buying a finished CNC engraver. You can only add the functions you deed to your homemade CNC machine, making it a particular and best CNC router for your engraving work.

When it comes to a large quantity of engraving work or mass production of wood products, buying a finished CNC wood carving machine is much better than DIY CNC router. The finished CNC engraver has a rigid and durable structure, multiple functions, and a high level of automation. The finished CNC routers for woodworking are the best CNC machines for heavy-duty, long-term, and mass production. Besides, buying a finished machine doesn’t need you to buy the CNC machine parts one by one, nor take you much time to assemble and test. However, buying a finished CNC woodworking machine may cost a lot than a homemade CNC machine.

In conclusion, if you are a CNC woodworking hobbyist and do not own a factory making mass products, you can choose DIY CNC router to exercise your hands-on ability and meet your small CNC woodworking demands. However, if you are a factory owner and make large sizes or large quantity of products, the completed wood CNC machine is definitely your best choice.

Buy a used CNC router or a new one?

In my opinion, the only advantage of buying a used CNC router is the preferential price. Except for the price, the risks in buying a used CNC router are relatively large. If the used CNC router machine you bought works well without any problems, you are very lucky. But in many cases, you are not likely to know the quality and condition of the used CNC engraving machine. So you must be extremely careful to check the machine condition when you buy a used CNC router.

However, buying a brand new wood CNC machine does not have the above concerns. Good CNC machine manufacturers will run several tests and debugging before delivering the machine out of the factory. So the quality of the new CNC router for sale is guaranteed. Besides, the complete after-sales service will help you solve any problem encountered when using the wood carving machine.

To learn more about Blue Elephant CNC router for sale, you can contact us online or by email.