FAQ Nicola Felice

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FAQ on CNC milling

FAQ on CNC milling Nicola Felice
What is CNC milling?

CNC milling is a production process that removes material from a block through a cutting tool that is mounted on a motorized spindle. The removal takes place by moving the spindle with respect to the block being processed or by moving the block being machined with respect to the spindle. The numerical control system (CNC) controls spindle speed and relative movements, reading information from a file prepared specifically for this purpose (CAM file).

What are the maximum dimensions that you can work with your equipment?

The working volume that MarMax can handle by milling is 1000 x 700 x 290 mm.

What is the best accuracy?

Generally, the manufacturing accuracy varies according to the dimensions of the piece, the geometry, the material to be machined. The MarMax system has a repeatability of 0.01 mm, which allows performing good precision machining.

Which materials can be used in MarMax milling process?

The materials that can be processed at MarMax facilities include wood and derivatives (mdf, multilayer, etc ...), thermoplastics (abs, pmma, pa, etc), polyurethanes (low, medium, high density), light alloys (aluminum, brass, bronze).

What kind of machining processes can be done with your milling machine?

The machining processes range from sheet cutting to engraving, from one side milling to both sides, but also to machining on four axes.


FAQ on scan

FAQ on scan Lisa
What is Reverse Engineering?

The term Reverse Engineering means the relief of a real object in its three-dimensionality. It is therefore a matter of passing from a real object to a digital model of the same; in this sense, the process is the inverse of what leads from a CAD model to the production of a real object.

What is an anthropomorphic arm?

In Reverse Engineering, an anthropomorphic arm is an articulated arm with a terminal tip that is slid over the surface of an object and the various positions in the space are recorded and sent to the computer. From this information it is possible to reconstruct the geometry of the object. Some anthropomorphic arms can mount laser heads that allow you to acquire several points simultaneously.

What is a 3D scanner?

A 3D scanner is a tool that analyzes an object or a real environment to detect information about its shape. The scanner sends a signal to the object to be detected, usually by laser emitter or projector. The surface of the object reflects the signal towards a camera or another survey system. Dedicated algorithms process the information contained in the images and the coordinates of the points on the surface from which the light has been reflected.

What can be detected?

The fields of use of these technologies are extremely wide and cover numerous sectors. Digitization of technical, artistic and natural objects, trajectory acquisition for machining machine tools, measurements for dimensional verification and many more ...

What precision do these tools achieve?


The instruments used by MarMax have a precision of 0.04 mm on a single view, as far as the optical scanner is concerned, while the anthropomorphic arm has a measurement error of +/- 0.15 mm. In both cases, the precision of the reconstructed 3D model is not only influenced by the precision of the instrument, but also by the characteristics of the object and the environment (fixing fixation, surface reflexivity, mental brightness, presence of undercuts, ...) .