How CNC Engraver Works
CNC engraving is used to produce highly accurate engravings. CNC engraving is also great for reproducing the same, consistent results for mass production. CNC machines use a wide variety of different tools such as different drills or saws to create a variety of products and engravings. Modern CNC engraving machines often combine many tools into a single “cell”. In other cases a human or robotic external controller may change the parts on a machine required for engraving. How CNC engraver works is a fascinating process from the design phase to a finished product.
With the introduction of lower-cost computers and better CNC engraving machines design, getting a perfect engraving is becoming even cheaper. The most common CNC mill is the 3-axis mill. These consist of a table that moves in the X and Y axis directions, and a tool spindle that moves in the Z (up and down) direction. A new addition is the 5-axis mill which enables the tool spindle to move in a multi-directional way, so to work with complex shapes and designs.