Tools that support an industry that is at the forefront of working with new and nice materials.
CNC sign making
Sign-makers are at the forefront of working with new, niche and advanced specialty materials. Their projects are highly detailed, and they demand high quality finishes as their work is often the showpiece of a fit out.
For most sign-makers, no job is the same and they need to be dynamic to keep up with the latest trends. They need a tooling partner which can offer both a quick and effective tooling solution at the early stages of prototyping and a repeatable and efficient tooling solution for high volume batches.
At Panel Tools we can work with you on a project by project basis and to ensure that you have an arsenal of tools that will cover a vast range of materials that you encounter on a daily basis.
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Plastics such as Plexiglass are very popular for sign makers. The chips can melt onto the tool if there is too much friction in the cut and chatter marks can stand out on hard plastics more than other materials. In order to achieve a mirror finish, it is recommended to run a finish pass where only a small amount of material is removed at an elevated RPM.
For routing aluminium, we need to be wary of chips welding themselves to the cutting edge. Polished flutes and specialty coatings reduce the surface friction of the tool and prevent this from happening.
Engraving is a common process for sign-makers and can be applied into all sorts of different materials. The standard of quality required is very high and different shapes or lettering require a tailored approach.
A common sight in the woodworking industry, 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines have revolutionised timber manufacturing, and our CNC tooling delivers more processing versatility than ever before.
Unlocking the potential of your CNC processes means exploring new and varied materials. Our range of CNC tooling can be designed to work with everything from chipboard to composites and more.
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