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What Materials Can Be Cut On A CNCMachine?

Bofobo

M,Mizera(BOFOBO)
Anything pretty well, as long as the appropriate cutter is used and cleanup is regular, using odd materials like wood or plastic or rubber etc is not super common but it is done
 

Alexander

Ultra Member
Administrator
Your question is to open ended but i can share some generalizations on what types of materials a small hobby grade CNC machine can cut.
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This is a common hobby CNC milling machine. It would commonly be used to cut plastic, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, copper. the main limitation of this machine is its small spindle motor means a low material removal rate. Also many users complain of excessive back lash causing parts to be out of tolerance.

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This is a small Haas lathe. It is more of a mini industrial machine, small enough to fit in the back of your truck but strong enough for light production of small parts. They are used to turn magnesium, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, bronze, or plastics.
 
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