3/4 plywood

Utilizing 1/4 Compression Router Bit in 3/4 Plywood on a CNC Router

By Front Range CNC | January 1, 2023

Selecting the right tool for the job is crucial for achieving a high-quality finish. One tool that can be particularly useful in certain situations is a 1/4″ compression bit. These bits are specifically designed for cutting through thicker materials, such as 3/4″ plywood, with minimal effort and maximum precision. The unique shape of the compression […]

Cutting a company logo into a live edge slab using a CNC router

By Front Range CNC | January 1, 2023

Cutting a logo into a live edge slab is easier than you may think when using a CNC router. This is an efficient way to get accurate details to then be filled with epoxy or an inlay. Design the company logo: The first step is to design the company logo and determine the size and […]

3-axis CNC router for aluminum

3-Axis CNC Router for Aluminum

By Front Range CNC | December 15, 2022

A 3-axis CNC router is an essential tool for cutting, shaping, and machining aluminum materials with precision and repeatability. Aluminum is especially telling of machine accuracies/inaccuracies as it is an xtremely stable material. CNC routers are well-suited for creating complex parts and shapes out of aluminum that would be difficult to achieve using traditional methods. […]

The Benefits of Using a CNC Router in the Cabinet Industry

By Front Range CNC | November 7, 2022

CNC Routers have had a huge impact on the cabinet industry since their introduction. We have come a long way since the pod and rail style machines the industry started on. Here are some of the top benefits of using a CNC router for cabinet production: Accuracy- CNC routers are highly accurate and precise, allowing […]

Plastic CNC Router Cutting Tips

By Front Range CNC | October 15, 2022

Here are some tips for cutting plastic using a 3 axis CNC router: -Use a sharp, single-flute end mill specifically designed for cutting plastic.-Use a lower spindle speed and apply more pressure to ensure a clean cut.-Use a low feed rate to prevent the plastic from melting or tearing.-Use a shallow depth of cut to […]

Using a Vacuum Pump with a CNC Router

By Front Range CNC | October 9, 2022

Using a vacuum pump with a CNC router can be an effective way to hold parts down during machining operations. The vacuum is transferred to your work piece through a number of channels all working together. First you have a connection from the actual vacuum pump to the machine table. Depending on how many zones […]

5x10 CNC Router

Benefits of an all-steel frame in 3 Axis CNC Routers

By Front Range CNC | September 21, 2022

It is important for an industrial CNC router to have a heavy duty steel frame for several reasons: Durability- A heavy duty steel frame can withstand the rigors of industrial use, including the high levels of vibration and forces generated during machining operations. This can help to extend the life of the CNC router and […]

3-Axis CNC Router for Prototyping

By Front Range CNC | July 12, 2022

Prototyping a wide range of products and parts becomes easier with the use of a CNC router. The high level of precision and repeatability offered by a CNC router allows you to create complex and detailed prototypes with a high level of accuracy and consistency. Making small edits in your design can translate directly into […]

Using a 3-Axis CNC Router for Signmaking

By Front Range CNC | June 22, 2022

A CNC router is a powerful tool that can greatly improve the efficiency and precision of sign making operations. One of the primary benefits of using a CNC router for sign making is the ability to create custom designs and shapes with a high level of precision. By inputting the desired dimensions and geometry into […]

Buying an Industrial 3 Axis CNC Router

By Front Range CNC | March 9, 2022

Buying an industrial CNC router has many benefits- Increased accuracy and precision- Industrial CNC routers are designed to be highly accurate and precise, which can be especially important for certain applications, such as prototyping or manufacturing. Often you find the most advanced motors and positioning systems on the industrial machines. This translates into the machine […]