CNC Machining Facility @ DIY Workshop
We have a fully functional soft material CNC workshop offering competitive rates and fast turnaround times.
We pride ourselves with outstanding quality and delivery, and always endeavour to keep our customers happy.
We utilize our own brand of quality CNC machinery imported directly from our manufacturing factory by our sister company Advanced Machinery.
Our services are ideal for the signage industry, woodwork industry, hobbyists and related industries.
What is CNC Machinery?
A machine tool that uses programs to automatically execute a series of machining operations.
CNC machines offer increased productivity and flexibility.
CNC machinery is a computer controlled shaping machine, the tool paths can be controlled via computer numerical control.
How does it work?
Under CNC Machining, machine tools function through numerical control. A computer program is customized for an object and the machines are programmed with CNC machining language (called G-code) that essentially controls all features like feed rate, coordination, location and speeds. With CNC machining, the computer can control exact positioning and velocity. CNC machining is used in manufacturing both metal and plastic parts.
What materials can we cut at Astros Marketing?
We cut MDF (SupaWood), chip board (plain), ply wood, solid timber, Perspex, Plexiglass, Romark, ABS, Komatex, Dibond and High density foam/Wax and self adhesive signage vinyl to name a few.
Astros Marketing does once-off projects as well as longer production runs of a specific projects when required.
Benefits of CNC Machines...
The first major advantage of CNC machining is that it improves automation, removing the need of an operator for all but a few parts of the work. CNC machines can be left unattended for hours or even days if necessary, allowing operators to focus on other tasks. This also allows for a company to retain fewer operators, thereby saving on overhead. By removing the operator, safety is also increased, since should there be a jam or other potentially dangerous machining error, the operator will not be holding the tool and the only thing damaged will be the tool itself. CNC machines can also work much faster than human machinists, since they are faster, stronger, and do not need to take breaks. They can also be run late at night, when most of the workers have gone home, since machines do not need to worry about being sleepy or getting paid overtime.
The second big advantage to CNC machining is that it produces an exact result every single time. Even the best human operator will have minor variations between finished results, whereas a CNC machine will produce exactly the same result each and every time it is run. This is very important in the modern world of standardized and interchangeable parts, where a single defective cut can make an entire machine wholly unusable. All that is necessary is for a single program to be developed and placed into the machine. Then the machine can toil away at however many work pieces are needed, producing an exact replica down to thousandths of an inch each and every time.
The third big advantage to CNC machining is the flexibility of the machine itself. While humans are much more flexible and trainable than machines, a CNC machine can be completely reprogrammed in a matter of hours to produce a completely different product. It is thus possible to refer back to old programs or install new programs when a different work piece is required. This gives CNC machines a big advantage over other machines, since they can quickly shift to producing a completely different product without the installation of many new parts or a major overhaul of key components. This also ensures that CNC machines can keep up with customer demand, since they can very quickly shift from making a part that is in surplus to a part that is lacking should a need arise.
Services we offer:
- CNC soft material routering service
- Non Metal Laser cutting service
- Vinyl cutting and Contour cutting service
- DIY service
We have qualified technicians well versed on our machinery and trained operators available on the premises to assist you with your needs.
Our offices and works are based in Gauteng (close to Emperors palace) making our facility very central and convenient.
No matter what soft material routing service - Non metal Laser cutting service - Signage Vinyl cutting service you require, give us a call and we will endeavour our utmost to assist you with your project.
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