We can cut carbon fibre plates/sheets using CNC milling process.
We have extensive experience in 2D graphic design, we have full package of Adobe and CorelDraw. We have been dealing with vector graphics for years and this skill can be used to create designs of elements which can then be cut on our CNC router.
Cuttingelements of carbonplates using ourCNC router
We provide services to cut parts from carbon fiber plates using our own CNC router.
The router specifications
- weight: approx 500 kg
- construction: stee profiles
- model: design with moving gantry
- number of axles: 3 (X, Y, Z)
- working area: 1500 mm x 1200 mm
- Z-axis height: 300 mm
- spindle: 2.2 kV, 24000 rpm
- drives: servo motors 750W on all axis (with encoders)
- drives: TBI ball screws 25mm on all axis
- accuracy feed: 0.03-0.05 mm
- HiWin rails - square, 25mm and 20mm
CNC machines with moving table structure is particularly rigid, relatively small field of work ensures the accuracy of motion in terms of the entire area of the field work, backlash-free, square HiWin rails along with very strong and accurate servo motors assure that cutting elements will be exactly the same as on the drawing.
We can cat one single element or do mass production.
What is CNC cutting
A CNC router is a kind of milling machine, in which the tool - cutter (end mill), mounted in the spindle rotates. Servo motors move the table or spindle via special ball screws, which convert the rotary motion to sliding. The spinning end mill at a speed of several or tens of thousands of revolutions on cuts through the surface of a carbon fibre plate and starts filing the plate. In fact, it is the process of milling.
Cutters - End Mills
We use end mills with diameter of 0.5mm, 0.9mm, 1,5mm, 2 mm and larger. Smaller diameter cutters quickly wear out, thicker cutters are not capable of cutting smaller holes, so we decided to use cutters 2mm and we can cut holes as small as 2mm. Of course, we can also use smaller or larger diameter cutters.
2 mm end mills, however, are not large, and their life span is not long since the carbon fibre plates are one of the hardest materials. Consequently, in order to maintain cutting quality we need to change the cutters often. The price of cutters varies depending on the type between 3 Euro to around 8 Euro each. This, unfortunately, leads us to additional costs. We do not refuse to cut out even a single element - this is what our service is for, but to preserve the quality of cutting we have to use sharp cutters. We have decided that a portion of the costs associated with the preparation of the machine and the material will be devoted to the frequent exchange of cutters. Therefore, we will not add any additional fees to the price of the cutting service, but to make sure the cutting edges of your elements are perfect you may wish to pay an extra fee for a new cutter that we would use to cut your plates.
Carbon fibre plates
We use our own carbon fibre plates that are in stock and can be found in our store. We are ready to take advantage of our plates to cut even small elements. First we computer process the drawing and place virtual elements on available virtual plate, after that we have full knowledge of the material needed for the job. Every element or group of elements may finally be placed inside a sort of rectangular area - this is the final material to be paid for. The price is calculated per 1 cm2 according to the plate rates + 30%. This method of calculation should fully satisfy you as you pay for the actual material needed for your elements. However if the free area is smaller than 100 mm in any direction we will add this to the material needed to cut your elements.
We accept the following file formats: dwg, dxf, ai, eps, pdf
We kindly ask you to draw special attention to provided drawings. Lines in drawings should be joined this way that they create an element. The problem occurs mainly in dwg and dxf files.
If you have any questions, please call: +48 606 388 870.