What materials can a Onefinity CNC cut?

Since the Onefinity is designed to use the Makita router, anything you can cut with the trim router can be cut on the Onefinity.

While different types of materials can be cut, each one will require its own specific tooling and applicable feeds, speeds, rpms, and depth of cut. Some materials will cut much faster (wood) than others (metal).

Machinable Materials include:

  • Hardwoods such as Maple, Ash, Basswood, Birch, Cherry, Walnut, Poplar, and Oak
  • Softwoods such as Pine, Cedar, Balsa and Fir
  • Plywood such as Baltic Burch, Maple, Oak, Pine and Sheathing.
  • Plastics such as ABS, Delrin (Acetal), Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylic (PMMA), Nylon, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PET, and PVC, Polyethylene and Polyurethanes
  • Synthetics & composites such as Renshape and other Polyurethane resins with fillers, as well as Carbon Fiber and foams
  • Brick, Granite, Rock
  • Non-Ferrous (soft) metals such as Aluminum, Brass, and Copper can be machined as well.

What can’t a Onefinity cut?

  • Hard metals such as Iron, Steel, Tungsten, Titanium, Etc. While you may be able to cut them, it will be extremely slow and only for the advanced user. Generally, a smaller machine is preferred (machinist) to carve metals. Due to physics, with a reduced rail span, the smaller sized machines are more ridged and more capable of carving metals. The longer the span, the more flex a machine may have (we’re still talking .001").
    No hobby CNC is designed to cut hardened metals. A plasma cutter or water jet are more suitable for these applications.

**Please note: While these materials may be machinable, some materials produce toxic dust that can do damage to your lungs and overall health (like carbon fiber). Please use proper protection and correct PPE when carving these materials.

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