laser_cutter_engraverThe continuing growth of CNC (computer numerical control) systems and equipment all started out well before  personal computers came into popularity….and were appropriately named NC equipment. Any numerical control system will certainly make use of a supply of electronic codes in order to automatically carry out a selection of machining operations to increase production.
CNCs new machinery improve output at times performing regularly twenty-four hours daily –  all year round.  Also, CNC’s on occasion may require being turned down for occasional servicing.  In the early days, there was a pinned up need for advanced metallic operating equipment that would create challenging components within modern systems.
Anyone experienced with a CNC or laser machine for that matter will probably say that the true money maker over the long haul will be a CNC router…with emphasis over the long haul!  CNC machines do run similarly to a laser machine but yet – at the same time they are totally different. Compared to a laser CNCs have more than double the steps from design to creation. They also mandate expensive software and a long learning curve. Learning how to run a CO2 laser machine is much easier. In fact producing money paying work would take a new CNC operator several months longer compared to a laser operator. And I dont think most people have the mental capacity to program a CNC. However, about anyone can operate a laser. And it is so much easier for novices to get going with especially if they dont have a machining background.
“Compared to a laser machine a CNC will inevitably require more than double the steps from design to creation. “

But, if you get the chance to speak to an experienced CnC or laser machinist – its hard to deny that a CNC is the one that will pay the bills – and then some.  The money maker often times is a CNC router. CNC machines do run similar to a laser machine but at the same time they’re completely different. Compared to a laser the CNC will inevitably require more than double the steps from design to creation. They also, unfortunately, mandate using and understanding an expensive software which often entails a substantial learning curve. Learning how to run a CO2 laser on the other hand in most cases easier and more rewarding.

 

In fact producing money paying work would take a new CNC operator several months longer compared to a laser operator. And I dont think most people have the mental capacity to program a CNC. However, about anyone can operate a laser. And it is so much easier for novices to get going with especially if they dont have a machining background.