Processing Metalls?

Hi Jon,

I am thinking about buying an X-Carve 1000 or Shapeoko XXL. Can you say something about the possibilities about cutting and milling metals like aluminum or brass. Is it possible and which mashine would be better?

Regards Volker


JON-A-TRON15 days ago

Hi Volker,

Both of those machines can cut brass and aluminum as far as I know. Those are both soft metals that don't require liquid coolant systems to work, which is the limiting factor for this technology. Manage your expectations: sheets of aluminum and brass are no problem generally speaking, but when it comes to machining thick solid stock, you can run into overheating and mechanical stress issues with a prosumer machines like these.