In addition to cutting, a CNC router can also be used to create creases or score lines in thin materials using a folding wheel.
In a CNC routing operation, the folding wheel is attached to the spindle of the machine, and the material is held in place on the work surface. The CNC router then moves the creasing wheel across the material to create the crease lines, which can then be folded manually or using additional machinery.
Using a CNC router to create crease lines can be particularly useful for creating complex or intricate folding patterns. For example, packaging or other paper-based products. It is far more efficient than creating creases manually, as the CNC router can create multiple crease lines simultaneously and with greater precision.
The crease lines are created by pressing the creasing wheel onto the material, which creates a groove or indentation that makes it easier to fold the material along that line. This is particularly useful for creating precise folds, which can be difficult to fold cleanly without creasing the materials.
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