Working With Carbon Fiber


Is the STEPCRAFT CNC system able to engrave or cut through carbon fibers?

 

Yes, the STEPCRAFT CNC will cut carbon fiber very well and very accurately.  However, due to the hazardous nature of the carbon dust, STEPCRAFT has a Milling Bath that can be used where you cut the Carbon in water and the water captures the dust not allowing it to become airborne.  You can see the Milling Bath here: https://stepcraft.us/product/milling-bath-840/  (They are available in sizes for the 420, 600 and 840 machines)

The following videos show you how well a STEPCRAFT can do with Carbon Fiber:

 

 

Can I cut carbon fiber on the STEPCRAFT CNC?

Yes, you can.  In fact, carbon fiber cuts very easily on the STEPCRAFT.  The main issue with cutting carbon is the dust that is created is very hazardous to your health if you breathe it in.  To combat this, STEPCRAFT has a Milling Bath in three separate sizes for the 420, 600 and 840 machines.  You can find information on the Milling Baths here: https://stepcraft.us/product-category/accessories/system-accessories-accessories/cnc-accessories/

Additionally here are a couple videos that you can watch containing more information on using a STEPCRAFT CNC for carbon fiber.