The new Tabletop CNC Routers from Techno Inc. (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) have ball screws on all three axes that reportedly minimize maintenance and, therefore, help to maximize machine longevity. Equipped with closed-loop servo motors and drives, the machines are recommended for production routing of composites, plastics, wood and aluminum. The systems come with a Windows PC-based interface and can communicate with any CAD/CAM program that outputs G-code. Available in five standard sizes, the basic models can be upgraded with several of the company’s CNC accessories, including a vacuum table hold-down, tool-change spindles, as well as 2-D, 3-D and laser scanning options.
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