CNC Engraving and Cutting


acrylic signs

CNC Engraving and Cutting

Bugden Signs offers CNC Engraving and Cutting on a large number of different substrates. We operate a laser cutter, rotary engraver as well as a CNC router. All offer superior results with computer aided software This produces accurate and detailed designs. The rotary engraver works in the traditional sense, using various bits to engrave materials. However, the laser uses CO2 to essentially burn the desired design into materials. Consequently the laser has the same visual appearance of traditional engraving, but with the finest pin point accuracy and detail. The CNC router, however, offers the pin point precision of the laser cutter but on a much larger scale. This triad of equipment means that there is no job to big or to small!

CNC means Computer Numerical Control. This means a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. The numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter.

There are basically five different types of CNC machines:
  • Router Machine.
  • Laser Cutting Machine.
  • Milling Machine.
  • Plasma Cutting Machine.
  • Lathe Machine.

 

Laser Engraving

  • Acrylic – cast and extruded
  • Acrylic – mirrored
  • Stainless Steel
  • Lamacoid
  • Aluminum – anodized
  • Brass – painted
  • Glass / crystal
  • Leather
  • Marble
  • Melamine
  • Rubber stamps
  • Wood
  • Plastic – microsurfaced
  • Cork
  • Corian / avonite / fountainhead
  • Delrin (seal press)
  • Mat board
  • Vinyl
  • Wood inlays – veneers
  • Door plates
  • Name tags

Rotary Engraving

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Plastic – micro-surfaced

CNC Routering

Bugden Signs operates an AXYZ CNC router machine. The Z Series are multi-purpose routing machines, designed for cutting all types of plastics, woods, foams and non-ferrous metals in both 2D and 3D. As a result, when we produce a set a set of channel letters, the acrylic faces are an exact match to the metal backs. Consequently, your job is the absolute best it can be!