CNC router cut quality depends on several factors, ranging from drive systems, vibration control, tooling, and dust removal. Although this is not a comprehensive list, these are important factors in making superior cuts when processing plastics and similar materials. Getting the cuts correct on the first attempt saves time, effort, and materials.
When we buy a piece of equipment, we want it to last for a long time. We don’t want it to break; we want it to keep running. We want that piece of equipment making money as much as possible. But to maintain equipment reliability, we must actually maintain our equipment.
The printing press has become a sophisticated piece of equipment. Depending upon its configuration, it is capable of printing on many different materials. A print job might require metal or paper or some sort of plastic based substrate. Unlike earlier generations of printing presses that were one trick ponies, today’s presses are able to take advantage of special ink formulations, UV printing technologies, and other advancements to apply inks to a wide range of plastics and synthetics.
You have a great idea for signage, you worked hard on the concept, and now you need to bring it to life. You bring your artwork to the printer and they look at you and ask… “Do you want this on PETG or acrylic?” That question might not mean a thing to you. After all, you probably aren’t a material scientist. The better question might have been, “What will your sign encounter?”
The printing industry is undergoing rapid changes due to customer expectations and technological advancement. As customers invest in workflow technologies, it is important that print manufacturers take notice and adapt to those trends.
Carbide, or Tungsten Carbide, is a chemical compound that, in its basic form, is a grey powder, but can be pressed and formed into many different shapes; it’s one of the most versatile and durable materials that can be used in the industry.
Setting up a demonstration booth at a trade show can be a vital part of attracting new customers and showing your current customers your new equipment and services.
Cutting acrylic isn’t always easy. If you’re not careful, you may end up with an edge that looks less professional than you’d like. This is especially true if you aren’t aware of the difference between extruded acrylic and cast acrylic.
When operating your digital cutter, you will begin to notice when certain parts start to wear out. Your cuts will no longer be as precise or as clean as you expect them to be.
A digital die cutter is a specialized piece of equipment used for cutting through many different materials. Today’s die cutters have become very versatile and incredibly precise, allowing users to cut through tons of materials. Digital die cutting is a simple and well-known process.