Typical applications for our CNC milling systems / CNC waterjet cutting systems / Laser marking / cutting systems
The CNC milling systems from imes-icore found in a variety of industries for many years use. Thanks to the modular expansion options, the machines are easy to bring even after many years on the cutting edge of technology. This is ensured by its own, constant further development of components from imes-iocre. So, for example, an exhaust or an axis of rotation in many machines can be retrofitted easily. Due to their ease of use and high-quality design, the imes-icore machines delight in countless industry sectors the highest popularity. If the demands on a system special attention to our Customized machines ideal adaptation of control engineering and CAD / CAM software to the application you want.
Answers to the most important questions before buying a CNC machine
In our FAQ section, we give you answers to the most important questions around the purchase of a CNC machine.
What is a CNC machine?
A CNC machine is a system that can process and cut workpieces with high precision by using modern control technology. Thanks to Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), the computer-aided numerical control, even complex shapes can be produced automatically.
Which CNC machines are there?
Depending on the application, there is a specialized CNC machine, which can take on different tasks. These include milling machines, CNC lathes, portal milling machines, laser systems, water jet cutting, dosing machines or plasma cutting.
Which CNC machines can I buy at imes-icore?
CNC machines for milling
A CNC milling machine is just the thing if you want to machine flexibly, precisely and productively. It is ideal for the production of parts in small and large quantities.
CNC machines for waterjet cutting
A water jet cutting machine enables a material- and time-saving separation of different materials and complex shapes, which runs with high precision and without deformation of the surface.
CNC machines for laser engraving / marking and laser cutting
CNC special machines on customer request
A CNC special machine is an individually tailored complete CNC system according to your requirements and requirements, which can even be less expensive than a standard solution.
How much does a CNC machine cost?
The question of the cost of a CNC machine depends on the application and the specifications, such as the travel path. Cheap CNC machines are already available for a few thousand euros, while larger systems can be in the six-digit range.
Where are CNC machines used?
CNC machines are used as machine tools today in a wide variety of applications and industries. These include examples:
- Wood and plastic processing
- tool industry
- Medical technology, dental industry, orthopedic technology
- Jewelry industry
- Automotive Industry
- Toy industry
How to program a CNC machine
Modern CNC-controlled machines no longer require programming but are ready for immediate use. Nevertheless, it may prove advantageous to master programming, for example to correct small errors. The machine language of the CNC machine, the so-called G code, can be entered directly on the machine. However, this approach reaches its limit if complex parts are to be manufactured on the CNC machine. For this reason, CAD / CAM software is generally used today, which generates the workpiece program completely outside the CNC machine. Via a data connection via network, USB stick, or similar, the workpiece program is then transferred to the CNC machine. For this reason, the CNC machine operator no longer necessarily has to master G code programming.
How does a CNC machine work?
As a computer-aided machine tool, a CNC machine uses modern control technology. Frequently, a so-called CAM system is used, which transfers the data of a CAD software into a CNC program. This allows accurate programming of the path information in the form of position values of each NC axis with a high resolution. A computer integrated into the CNC machine permanently calculates the control for the relative movement between the tool and the workpiece, compares the actual state with the target state and, if necessary, optimizes the control. In the control types, a distinction is made between the point control, the path control and the path control. A current CNC machine can control in this way over six processing axes.
Since when are CNC machines used?
Groundbreaking for the CNC technology was the American John Parsons and his research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge / USA, who made great progress in the area of card-controlled NC technology between 1949 and 1952. First NC machines were introduced in Europe in 1959, while computer-controlled machines finally made their breakthrough in 1978. If the CNC programs were still written until the 1990s, the switch to programming in CAD / CAM systems took place at the end of the 1990s.