High technology nowadays has enabled industries to manufacture high quality products. Among these are the cutting machine tools. These cuttings tools are made with precision and endurance in mind. Investors are certain that any workforce properly equipped with cutting machine tools has a highly enhanced working efficiency.
There are many cutting machine models to choose from. Each has it own particular cutting function depending on the materials to be cut. Due to rising industrial risks, most of these machines are now operator-friendly. To provide the right equipment for your home business or industrial use, you must consider the following factors: the price, training for operators, maintenance costs, working space, the product warranty of the supplier and most importantly, the product certifications. The product certification gives you the assurance that these pieces of equipment have passed rigorous tests on international quality standards.
Metal cutting models. These are heavy duty machines designed to cut thick metal. Commonly, these machines are equipped with carbide-tipped rotary saws. In welding shops, there are punches, cut-off equipment, shearing tools and large band saws. These machines are mostly easy to prepare and operate since they have minimal cleaning after the cutting process. They can cut customized keys and metal dies. These can cut a wide variety of metals. During the cutting process, the metal is not heated. Fluid coolants are applied to prevent overheat. However, metal cutting machines are dangerous if not properly used. Some models are Turret Press WKC3000, Hydraulic Notching MF-QX28Y, Burt M45-MDS250S, Burt M40-MCB115, Alltrade Kawasaki Saw, Makita 4131, Milwaukee 6320-22.
Laser-beam cutting models. Many industries have harnessed laser technology for high precision cutting and engraving. These machines can cut cloth, wood blocks, marble, rubber goods, glass, and other nonmetal materials. Such machines have built-in computer systems to work with instructions encoded into them. The operator provides user-defined graphics done in Coreldraw and AutoCAD and the digital control panel assures the correct path of the laser beam, while greatly reducing human intervention. The latest laser engraving and cutting machine models are equipped with control working tables for ease of use. However, the disadvantages of laser technology are the maintenance costs and the need for highly trained personnel. Laser-type models widely used in Europe and North America are MultiCam CNC Laser 2000 Series and TH-LWS300 Laser.
Fine plastic, cloth and leather cutting models. These cutting machines apply to cloth, plastics, leather and embroidery fabrics. Like the laser-beam category above, these machines utilize the laser processing technology but on lighter materials only. Due to light materials, they are capable of cutting almost anything nonmetal and light. They have faster curvilinear function, cutting curves fast and consecutively. They also support a wider amount of graphical software including Tajima, Gerber, Coreldraw, AutoCAD, Adobe and many others. These machines are ideal for customize engraving. High precision models include Dongguan CMA-1910T, and Jinan Redsail c300.
Cutting machine models differ in speed and endurance. You might have to consider the availability of these products in your local hardware store. It is noticeable that American or European models are quite impressive in power and efficiency, but you might have to consider the affordability of Asian-made models. Whichever model you will use, always remember: safety first.