Delta’s New CNC Router Speeds up Development
Updated: Feb 20, 2019
Delta has acquired a Carbide 3D Shapeoko CNC router and we’ve already begun using it to build molds for insulating our refrigerators. For those who don't know, a CNC (computer numerical control) router is a computer-controlled cutting machine used for cutting various hard materials. It helps to reduce the time spent in production and the frequency of errors, making it a very effective tool. We worked with Hawk Ridge Systems to develop a custom Post Processor to make Solidworks CAM work with the Shapeoko, allowing us to take parts straight from CAD to our router. You can find the post processor we helped to test here: https://hawkridgesys.com/products/cam/post-processors. Check out the time lapse to see a test cut of the Delta logo out of acrylic.