Looking for a CNC router for aluminum fabrication? Check out the 2023 buying guide to a CNC router for aluminum. It’s helpful for the CNC router beginners. You will find the best CNC routers for aluminum.
Aluminum (Aluminium) is a kind of soft metal that can be carved with text and pattern by a CNC router machine, it can also be cut into different shapes. The premise is that the CNC router must be equipped with CNC router bits for aluminum, which is different from CNC router tools for woodworking.
There are many kinds of CNC routers for aluminium fabrication, how to choose a right CNC router machine for aluminum? All depends on your requirements.
CNC Router for Aluminum Technical Parameters
|Table Sizes||2′ x 3′, 4′ x 4′, 4′ x 8′, 5′ x 10′|
|Functions||Cutting, Carving, Engraving, Milling, Turning, Drilling|
|Axis||3 Axis, 4th Axis, 4 Axis, 5 Axis|
|Capability||2D Machining, 2.5D Machining, 3D Machining|
|Price Range||$2,580.00 – $150,000.00|
If you are working for simple aluminum fabrication with small size, A small CNC router, desktop CNC router or hobby CNC router is enough. Space saving with low cost. The affordable price range is from $2,580.00 to $3,000.00.
If you need to do some 3D carving for aluminum, a rotary 4th axis is for option, you can call it as CNC router lathe machine for aluminum. The 4th axis can help you to make 3D cylinder carving for aluminum.
1. Small CNC Routers for Aluminum
2. Desktop CNC Routers for Aluminum
3. Hobby CNC Routers for Aluminum
If you are working for industrial aluminium fabrication, including large format aluminium carving, aluminum sheet and aluminum plates cutting, 3D aluminum mold making, an industrial CNC router is the best choice.
4. Industrial CNC Routers for Aluminum
Except for 4×8 CNC routers and 5×10 CNC routers, we also have 2×4 CNC routers and 4×4 CNC routers for aluminium fabrication. The working table size can be OEM as your requirements.
5. CNC Router Bits for Aluminum
If you have owned one CNC router, you should learn how to choose the right CNC router bits for aluminum?
CNC router tools for aluminum adopt a special proprietary edge cutting system, high quality sub micrograin carbide, with a super high polished cutting edge, resulting in clean cuts, a superior surface finish and a longer CNC tool’s service life.
Is a CNC Router Easy to Cut Aluminum?
Of course, a common CNC router equipped with T-Slot table and solid carbide CNC router bits can easily cut aluminum. For better cutting results, you should first find optimal settings working best on aluminum.
How to Use CNC Router for Aluminum?
1. Design and layout according to customer requirements, calculate the path correctly, and save the file.
2. Copy the file to the DSP controller. (If using a control card machine, please open the control card software, read in the layout, and save the file).
3. Fix the aluminum material, define the origin, start the spindle, and adjust the spindle speed.
4. Turn on the power, the machine performs a reset self-test, the X, Y, and Z axes return to the zero point, and then run to their initial positions.
5. Adjust the X, Y, and Z axes separately, align with the origin of the routing work, and adjust the spindle speed, feed speed, and Z axis height to make the machine enter the work waiting state.
6. Open the CNC file, transfer the file to the CNC router, and the routing work of the file can be completed automatically.
7. When the routing ends, the machine will automatically raise the tool and run to the top of the work start point.
What are the best CNC Router Bits for Aluminum?
When a CNC router working with aluminum, we should use end mills, which are made of either carbide or HSS (high-speed steel). End mills have advantages of high precision and not easy to break. End mills have many styles, sizes and flutes, including single flute carbide end mill and double flute carbide end mill. Typically, more flutes, better quality.
How to Buy an Affordable CNC Machine for Aluminum?
We will recommend the most suitable aluminum CNC machines to you after being informed by your requirements.
We will offer you with our detail quotation according to the consulted CNC machine for aluminum. You will get the most suitable specifications, the best accessories and the affordable price.
3. Process Evaluation:
Both sides carefully evaluate and discuss all the details (specifications, technical parameters and business terms) of the order to exclude any misunderstanding.
4. Placing an order:
If you have no doubts, we will send the PI (Proforma Invoice) to you, and then we will sign a contract with you.
We will arrange the aluminum CNC machine production as soon as receiving your signed sales contract and deposit. The latest news about production will be updated and informed to the aluminum CNC machine buyer during the production.
6. Quality Control:
The whole production procedure will be under regular inspection and strict quality control. The complete aluminum CNC machine will be tested to make sure they can work very well before out of factory.
We will arrange the delivery as the terms in the contract after the confirmation by the buyer.
8. Custom Clearance:
We will supply and deliver all the necessary shipping documents to the aluminum CNC machine buyer and ensure a smooth customs clearance.
9. Support and Service:
We will offer professional technical support and free service by Phone, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, Online Live Chat, Remote Service. We also have door-to-door service in some areas.
What are the Differences Between Laser Cutter and CNC Router for Cutting Aluminum?
One is to use a laser and the other is to cut with a tool, each with its own advantages. Laser cutting machine has higher cutting speed and higher efficiency, but the price is also higher. The price of CNC router machine is relatively low, all depends on your requirements. CNC router cutting aluminum is feasible, it can not only cut aluminum, but also cut copper, acrylic board, wooden board and other materials.