Colombo USA

Technical Guide – Application

Engraving or cutting plastic, plywood or fiberboard up to 0,25″ thick, below 500 in/minute feed rate, use spindles around 1.5 to 5 HP up to 40,000 rpm. Their small size and weight also make them highly maneuverable to suit small routers and robots with 5 axis or 3-D carving capabilities.

Cutting wood, plastic or aluminum using straight tools below 0.75″ diameter at feed rates around 300 to 600 in/minute, use spindles between 5 and 10 HP, 12,000 to 24,000.

Heavy-duty demands including large profile tools over 1,0″ diameter at high feed rates of 500 to 3000 inches/minute in high-density materials, eg. phenolic, hardwood or aluminum, use higher power spindles, 10 to 20 HP, from 9,000 to 18,000 rpm.

NOT SUITABLE CAUTION NORMAL APPLICATION RANGE
    MATERIAL FORM RV RS RC RA
TITANIUM & Thermal Resistant Alloys

Foil

NICKLE ALLOYED STEEL

Sheets

STAINLESS STEEL (300 Series)

Sheets

STAINLESS STEEL (400 Series)

Sheets

CARBON ALLOYED STEEL

Sheets

MILD STEEL

Sheets

STONE, Granite & Marble

Blocks & Slabs

ALUMINIUM & Light Alloys

All

 
PHENOLICS & Fiberglass

Sheets & Molded

Polycarbonate RIGID PLASTIC

Sheets

Solid HARDWOODS, Oak, Maple, Ash

All

PLYWOOD & OSB

Sheets

Solid SOFT WOODS, Pine, Fir, Birch

All

FLEXIBLE PLASTIC & PVC Sheets & Pipes
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)

Sheets

PARTICLE BOARD

Sheets

RIGID FOAM (Vitrified Plastic)

Blocks & Molded

All Series RA, RC and some larger RS models are suitable for trimming, polishing and deburring .