Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 12:10 GMT

AXYZ speaks out about need to be on cutting edge

One of the UK’s most well-established and respected manufacturers of CNC routing, engraving and cutting solutions on the market, AXYZ International has issued a call to the sign-making market to consider the value that programmable CNC routing can bring to a business.

The firm has over 25 years’ of experience in the development of such solutions, stating that the benefits of programmable CNC routing can clearly be seen in the sign-making, digital printing and print finishing industries.

AXYZ says that one of its greatest strengths is an ability to configure machines to suit almost any manufacturing requirement, ranging from specialist one-off to high-volume projects. 

At the time of writing, there are 366,918 different machine configurations from which customers can choose, all made possible by the availability of proprietary machine controllers and a raft of production-enhancing machining options. These include features such as customised automatic and manual tool-change systems, different cutting heads and knife tools, as well as camera-assisted processing systems for optimum precise routing and cutting.

“Companies working with programmable CNC routing solutions, as opposed to time-consuming and labour-intensive manual alternatives, can maximise production levels, the quality of output and ultimately the growth prospects and profitability of their businesses,” comments AXYZ’s vice president of market development, Robert Marshall. He adds: “Routing/cutting technology is intrinsically user-friendly, offering a highly cost-effective solution even for small companies where manpower levels can be an issue.
Routing/cutting technology is intrinsically user-friendly, offering a highly cost-effective solution even for small companies where manpower levels can be an issue

“With the cost of materials continually rising, CNC routing/cutting technology can also drastically reduce material wastage by making sure the routing/cutting process is correct during the first production cycle. 

“Furthermore, routing/cutting simulations generated by the software provide a digital rendering of the routed/cut product to allow toolpath adjustments before any material is processed. These benefits have a huge direct impact on the bottom line, namely profit, while the ROI on a CNC router has proved to be as short as two years.”

AXYZ has also emphasises that the more robust construction of a typical CNC programmable router has led to a minimal maintenance requirement over the predicted lifespan, with greater flexibility in use also a major plus-point for users.

Marshall adds: “By comparison with companies that hitherto may have spent inordinate amounts of money on outsourcing, the business growth prospects and increased profitability, volume of work undertaken and increased production speeds achieved by companies having invested in CNC programmable routing/cutting technology have increased dramatically following this upgrade by on average as short as four years.”

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