4 Axis CNC Router
What is a 4 axis CNC router? A 4 axis CNC router operates on the X, Y, and Z axes like a 3-axis machine, but it also includes rotation around the X-axis, which is called the A-axis. This is the 4th axis that’s added to our machining process. In most cases, the workpiece will be rotated to allow for cutting to occur around the B-axis. Because the spindle of this type of CNC can swing left and right, the spindle can approach the work piece from multiple different angles and efficiently process three effective processing surfaces, the three-dimensional machining of cylindrical, curved and circular surfaces is realized. These four Axis CNC machines can realize not only the plane engraving but also the 3d carving of irregular workpieces. And this type of wood CNC machine is suitable for the common workpiece, three-dimensional work piece, complex work piece, and irregular graphics processing.
(4 Axis CNC router machine can realize the processing of three-dimensional work pieces such as Dragon pillar, Guanyin statue, Buddha statue, Roman column, gourd, and so on. And it can be also widely used in three-dimensional wave board processing, cabinet doors, solid wood doors, craft doors, paint-free doors, screens, craft window processing, shoe polishers, game cabinets, and panels, mahjong tables, computer tables, and panel furniture products’ auxiliary processing. Moreover, it can be widely used in casting molds, foam molds, automotive molds, train molds, aviation molds, ship molds, paraffin molds, and more applications.)
This type of CNC engraving machine makes full use of the geometric configuration of the tool, controls the angle of the force, reduces the vibration of the force, prolongs the life of the tool, enhances the stability of the processing, and improves the processing accuracy. With the advantages of complete functions, wide processing range, and high processing accuracy, more and more users choose the 4 axis CNC router machines for 3D Wood carving. If you have similar three-dimensional workpieces, this CNC Wood Router will be your ideal choice.
3 Axis vs 4 Axis vs 5 Axis CNC Router
- 3 Axis – The 3 axis CNC router is among the most common. It uses an eight-foot long X axis, four foot Y axis, and a six inch Z axis.
- 4 Axis – By introducing a fourth axis to the machine it will be able to rotate around the vertical axis. Four axis CNC Routers are also chosen for work on a CNC lathe for millwork or in advanced carvings.
- 5 Axis – These CNC routers are able to rotate on two additional axes (compared to the 3 axis) for cutting three dimensional objects without having to re-position. A 5 axis CNC router has the ability to machine five sides of a cube at one time.
Most small to medium sized businesses will choose to use a 3 or 4 axis machine, while a hobbyist will be fine using a 2 axis. Five axis CNC routers are most commonly used in industries related to automobile, aerospace, or boating.
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