What is the Stone CNC Router?
Stone CNC router is specially designed for all kinds of stone processing. It is suitable for the carving and engraving on various types of stone, metal, jade, crystal, man-made materials, synthetic materials, etc. The main functions include embossing, lettering, hollowing out, cutting, seamless stitching, milling, and so on. And it is widely used in inscriptions, garden engineering, large-scale sculptures, handicraft carvings, home improvement, film, and other industries.
Features and A dvantages of the Stone CNC Router
- Automatic leveling function: It can correct the concave, convex, and uneven slope of any stone surface. The software automatically generates a new program based on the floating of the stone surface, which conforms to the surface characteristics of the stone.
- Stable table structure: The table adopts a high-quality steel structure and double beam design. And its gantry and work surface are respectively supported by reinforced beams. Therefore, the stone carving machine has the advantages of bearing load, no deformation, and high stability.
- Super cutting ability: Adopting a high-power drive system coordinated with the spindle's stable engraving. The stone carving machine has the features of greater torque force, smoother operation, precise and powerful cutting point. And Y-axis uses the dual-motor synchronous drive. Then, the CNC stone engraving machine has the features of strong power, high stability, and can realize the process of 70 mm Granite thickness.
- Longer service life: Use stainless steel sink, protection plate, and other parts to fully protect the transmission parts and electrical components. So that the CNC stone engraving machine has a long service life.
- Advanced professional control system: It can be compatible with Type3 / Artcam / Castmate / pro-e / Ug / Cad / IIIustrator / Wentai / Jingdiao and other software.
Processing echnology of the Stone CNC Router
The stone CNC router can realize CNC stone carving and CNC stone engraving through lots of different methods. The CNC stone engraving machine can complete Yin carving, Yang carving, lettering, milling, wave board effect, hollow carving, cutting.
Processed Material of the Stone CNC Router
The stone CNC router machine can process almost every kind of stone material. Therefore, the stone CNC router machine is also called CNC stone engraving machine, stone carving machine, stone CNC router machine, or CNC stone carving machine. CNC Stone engraving machine can also process marble, sandstone, jade, red brick, ceramic tile, bluestone, crystal stone, pine flower stone, various artificial stones, etc. So the CNC stone carving machine can be divided into many types, such as the marble carving machine, the granite CNC router, and so on. For example, the granite CNC router can realize the granite CNC engraving.
The Main Factors Affecting the Option of the Stone CNC Router?
We all know that the CNC stone carving machine can not only emboss stone but also have other very important auxiliary functions. For instance, the stone carving machine can realize CNC stone cutting, CNC stone carving, CNC stone engraving, CNC stone scribing, and CNC stone hollowing. Therefore, it is particularly important to choose the right CNC stone engraving machine. The following are several factors that affect the choice of CNC stone engraving machine that suits you.
1.Materials, sizes, and graphics
Choose a suitable CNC stone router according to the hardness of the stone, the size of the material, and the complexity of the graphics. For instance, the marble carving machine is better for processing marble what the granite CNC router is for granite. In addition, it should be selected according to the processing technology. Generally speaking, if you want to process the relief, you can use an ordinary three-axis CNC stone carving machine to achieve it. If you are machining round sculptures like Buddha statues, you need to choose a CNC stone router with a rotating device. If there is a hollow under the relief, a four-axis or five-axis CNC stone carving machine is needed to realize it.
2.1 Protection device: the stone CNC router machine needs a stainless steel sink. Without this waterproof protection device, the CNC stone engraving machine cannot realize good running.2.2 The machine tool structure:
because the stone is relatively heavy, the machine body must be designed with a strong structure. And whether the stone carving machine is welded by the square pass or the gantry beam, it must withstand a certain amount of force to ensure the stability of the bed. If the bed is not thick enough, it will cause some deformation of the CNC stone carving machine in the future. As a terrible result, the stone CNC router will unable to achieve the desired processing effect. 2.3 Spindle selection:
you should choose a strong and constant power stone carving spindle. On the one hand, this kind of spindle has an excellent waterproof, which benefits from avoiding damages caused by water spray. On the other hand, the surface of its carved product is smooth and free of burrs. 2.4 Servo motor:
to improve the efficiency, increase the machining accuracy, and optimize the processing quality, you should select high-power servo motors. This kind of motor has strong carving power, fast engraving speed, and outstanding engraving accuracy. Import and domestic servo motors can both realize a good processing effect.
3. Programming and post-processing function 3.1 System programming
It is not enough to have a high-performance stone carving machine It is also useless to have no professional programming designers. Different programming methods will get different carving speeds and engraving precisions. In the same position, the processing speed of those experienced programmers is more than twice that of ordinary programmers. Equipped with professional programming designers will make you do more with less. 3.2 Skilled operation
After owning a stone carving machine, you must be familiar with its performance and function. And then, maximizing the efficiency of the stone carving machine through continuous practice. When using and operating stone carving machine, the editing and application of toolpaths should be continuously optimized and improved. At the same time, you should be able to make trouble judgments and perform simple maintenance. In this way, the stone carving machine can play its due efficiency, truly create profits, and realize value for the enterprise.
5 Factors Affecting the Selection of the Stone Engraving Tools
1.High hardness and wear resistanceHardness is the basic characteristic that the stone tool material should have. The tool should cut the material from the workpiece, so its hardness should be greater than that of the workpiece material. And the hardness of the tool material is generally above 60HRC. Wear resistance is the ability of a material to resist abrasion. In general, the higher the hardness of the tool material, the better the wear resistance. The finer the material grains and the more uniform the distribution, the higher the wear resistance.
2. Strength and toughnessWhen working, the tool needs to bear a lot of pressure. Moreover, there will be impact and vibration during the cutting process. In this complicated situation, to prevent the tool from chipping and breaking, the tool material must be tough enough.
3. High heat resistanceHeat resistance refers to the performance of tool materials to maintain hardness, wear resistance, strength, and toughness at high temperatures. Under the high heat, the higher the hardness of the tool material, the better the cutting performance and the higher the allowable cutting speed. In addition, the tool material should also have the ability to resist oxidation at high temperatures, as well as good anti-adhesion and anti-diffusion capabilities.
4. EconomyThe economy is one of the important indicators of tool materials. Although some tool materials are expensive, the cost allocated to each part is not necessarily high because of their long life.
5.Manufacturability and predictability of cutting performanceTo facilitate manufacturing, the tool material of the stone CNC router is required to have good process performance. With the development of machining automation, cutting performances such as tool wear and tool durability are required to have good predictability.