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Dan Member

I'm new to the CNC game. We're researching CNC's. We cut 4x10 fiberglass board 1" thick. We want the CNC to cut the perimeter, then put a bevel on the face's top edge. Will a XYZ CNC router do that?

4/5/19       #2: CNC Router ...
james e mcgrew  Member


a CAMaster will, Great machine and I would venture a better price with lifetime support.

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4/5/19       #3: CNC Router ...
Rob Young Member


You'll want to consider the size of the main spindle and look closely at the machine construction. Most of the XYZ Routers I've seen are light built. What model are you considering?

You'll want a minimum 15hp spindle and a solidly constructed bridge. A light weight machine will bring you headaches over the years with the material you are going to run through it.

Tooling will also be a huge factor in your success.

Feel free to contact me if you want to talk.

4/5/19       #4: CNC Router ...
jerry Member

You may want one that has covers on the screw arms as Fiberglass is very abrasive. You also will need to use diamond bits

4/5/19       #5: CNC Router ...
jerry Member

I should have added that when I was routing fiberglass we had a special room with exhaust and fresh air and had to wear a full suit and respirator as the dust is very fine and gets into everthing

4/7/19       #7: CNC Router ...
Hamed Zakeri Miyab Member

Hi I need tapered ball nose end mill with this specifications:

please let me know if anyone knows how to find them

4/8/19       #8: CNC Router ...

Yes it will your tooling would make the difference give a call if you like and I cam help you out

4/8/19       #9: CNC Router ...

Will an XYZ do that? Yes, for awhile. I think you should be looking at a heavier machine for that use. Also get over kill on your dust collection. When you trim around the edge of a panel the dust really flies. You may want to consider adding some sort of edge dust control.

4/18/19       #10: CNC Router ...

I couldn't help but notice another FREE Camaster advertisement.

From the Forum guidelines:

"Advertising is inappropriate. The only exceptions are the Classified Ads Exchange, Machinery Exchange, Lumber Exchange, and Job Opportunities and Services Exchange"

Fiberglas is not easy to cut and requires a robust machine but is done everyday. As Rob mentioned Tooling will be key.
Good Luck!

4/19/19       #11: CNC Router ...
james e mcgrew  Member


That is not an AD ,, That is my Machine in my shop !!

4/22/19       #12: CNC Router ...
Dan Member

The fiberglass board we cut is 6 pcf and fibrous. It's not a solid sheet or heavy dense material. I've been told by a couple of sales reps, the suction bed won't hold our material in place. And they've said we need to use a knife bit.

Does anyone have experience with materials like foam, felt or fiberglass fibrous board?

4/22/19       #13: CNC Router ...
james e mcgrew  Member


I have one of these, never used it but some swear by it

Donek knife


4/23/19       #14: CNC Router ...

I've seen people use sacrificial Visqueen to cover porous material like honeycomb, textiles, etc... to hold it in place while it is cut with a cnc tangential oscillating knife. Manually ordering the cutting strategy may come in to play. There are many machines that offer quick change knife cartridge systems that are mounted next to an automatic tool changing spindle. There are some applications that require both. The router to contour and the knife for cutting inlays since there really is no kerf.
Hope this helps.

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