When it comes to the difference between a laser engraver and a CNC engraving machine, the most obvious difference is that the Sculpfun laser engraving machine uses laser melting, while the CNC engraving machine uses digital technology to control the tool or laser head and ultrasonic head for engraving.
The Sculpfun S10 laser engraver can be a CNC engraver. The CNC engraving machine can also be equipped with a laser head for engraving, so the two intersect. Let me tell you about the specific differences between laser engraving machines and CNC engraving machines.
Although both use CNC systems, their working methods and mechanical structures are different. In contrast, the structure of the CNC engraving machine is relatively simple. The Sculpfun S9 engraving machine automatically selects the appropriate engraving tool through the control of the computer numerical control system, and performs engraving on the X, Y, and Z axes of the machine tool.
According to the specific use, the laser engraving machine is divided into different special machines. The plane structure is basically the same. The laser source emits laser light, and the numerical control system controls the stepper motor of the laser plug to move the laser head, mirror, lens, etc. on the optical components, so that the focus moves on the X, Y, and Z axes, and the material is ablated.
The biggest difference between a laser engraving machine and a CNC engraving machine is that the tool of the Sculpfun S30 Pro Max laser engraver is a complete set of optical components, while the tool of the CNC engraving machine is a variety of solid engraving tools.
1: Laser engraving and polishing is completed once, and CNC is completed twice.
2: The diameter of the laser beam is only 0.01mm, and the CNC tool is 20 times larger, which is a waste.
3: Laser speed is 2.5 times faster than CNC engraving machine.
4: The energy consumption of the laser is lower than that of the CNC engraving machine.
5: The laser has no noise, no pollution, and high efficiency; the CNC machine tool is noisy and pollutes the environment.
6: The laser is non-contact and does not need to fix the workpiece. CNC is contact processing and the workpiece is fixed.
7: Laser can process soft materials, such as cloth, leather, film, etc.; CNC cannot process because the workpiece cannot be fixed.