Since its invention in the 1970s, CNC machinery has allowed manufacturers to automate production processes that were once manually controlled. Today, computer-controlled woodworking machines are as valuable as ever. However, some woodworkers have not realized their overall worth. If you wonder whether CNC woodworking machines could benefit your woodwork, below are four signs that it probably could:
Current Machinery has Trouble Meeting Production Demand
Some woodworkers struggle to meet production goals. Instead of seeing that their equipment is not sufficient for their production needs, woodworkers consider their operation to be at maximum production capacity. If you struggle to meet production goals that you could attain if you had more efficient machinery, replacing your manual machines with CNC machines could be the solution.
Production Errors Have Become a Significant Cost Factor
If your production process is filled with errors that impact your bottom line, implementing CNC woodworking machines could help. Manual machinery inevitably results in production errors, which are essentially human errors. When implementing CNC machinery, many companies experiencing a high percentage of waste pieces find that the waste is now considerably reduced, or altogether eliminated. In addition to helping you make money, CNC equipment can help you save money.
You Need to Cut Intricate Designs
Not all woodworkers need to cut intricate designs. If you are among those who do, then using a traditional router or milling machine is not an option. In addition to letting you create intricate cutouts and millwork, CNC woodworking machines let you cut with greater precision, benefitting any type of woodwork.
Frequent Injuries Due to Cutting Mechanisms or Kickback
If you work independently, a cutting mechanism or kickback injury could jeopardize your livelihood. If you run a company, it will saddle you with workers compensation payments. Safety is a rarely mentioned benefit of CNC machinery, but CNC machines are indeed safer than their manual counterparts. By requiring the machine operator to stand at a computer interface instead of in the vicinity of the cutting mechanism, it helps prevent job injuries.
Do You Need CNC Woodworking Machines?
The signs above are only some of the reasons you could benefit from implementing CNC machines. If you would like to implement CNC machines, but their cost is preventing you from doing so, RT Machine can help. For over ten years, we have helped companies and individuals find the industrial woodworking machinery they need at a price they can afford.
One option for getting the machinery you need is buying it used. Despite being pre-owned, used industrial CNC machines can offer the same performance now, as when they were new. The key is to find a machine that has been used responsibly and properly maintained. RT Machine can help you find CNC equipment that meets these criteria. If we do not have the machine you need in stock, we can find it in another inventory and have it shipped to you.
RT Machine specializes in selling new and used woodworking machinery. If you are looking for quality CNC machinery, call us today.