My first real project with the silverback and also my first silverback/6550 combo.
This plaque was requested for a co worker, who was also a volunteer fire fighter, and had a tragic work related accident. Did this job probono,
All you carving veterans, be kind, lol, I know there are toolmarks.
Since my #yorahome6060 was feeling abandoned this morning, I had to let him out to have some fun today!
Silverback and 6550. A friend asked if I could make this for Father’s Day. We are leaving for a two week cruise next week so worked late into the night to get done. Designed in vcarve, lasered the arms and then cut them out with jig saw. I’m pretty happy… just need to glue the arms down and spray with protector…
CNC Routers use a spindle motor to turn a carving bit, allowing the user to carve out material to create designs of their choice.
The machine utilizes software on its computer to design and adjust the project, making the code necessary to operate the machine. The code is sent to the machine, and the workpiece and spindle are moved to allow the design to be carved.
CNC Routers are commonly used for various projects, including signs, plaques, 3D carving, and similar items. Many users create exquisite projects and have done business out of custom creations.
A CNC Router is typically designed for softer materials such as wood, acrylic, and some stone substrates. The CNC Router is generally more portable and does not provide bit cooling.
A CNC Mill is a more industrial machine, most often used for shaping metals - as such, there is typically a liquid coolant to prevent the bit from overheating. This coolant system, combined with the large size of most milling machines, makes it prohibitive for the average home user.
Yes! Our CNC Routers are designed for the home user or small business entrepreneur - easy to assemble and get started creating in a short time.
The software options available range from "beginner" level with Easel to "expert" level with the Carveco or Vectric software. Easel provides a very easy-to-use interface for a new user and is widely used within the small CNC world.
Yes! Our CNC Routers are designed for wood carving primarily - this is the most common use of CNC machines.
Carving in metals will require appropriate bits, and a considerably slower engraving speed, to prevent overheating.
Our machines do not offer liquid cooling for the bits, a requirement for harder alloys.
Our CNC Routers are capable of light engraving on some stone surfaces, such as slate - it does require the use of appropriate bits for the material, as well as limited depth. Significant carving of stone is not recommended on smaller CNC Routers.
Several software packages are available for the CNC user - each offers various capabilities.
Our primary recommended software for beginners is Easel; this web-based software provides an easy-to-use interface and is very user-friendly. The Basic version of the software offers ample resources for the average user.
For more advanced users or those who want to get into 3D carving, slightly more advanced software is required to facilitate the tool paths needed. Two software packages that offer these capabilities are Carveco and Vectric. These programs require a bit of a learning curve, with many online resources available.
While there are many similarities, laser engravers and routers have some significant differences.
A CNC router will have a motorized Z axis and a spindle motor for operating router bits.
A laser cutter will typically not have a motorized Z axis and is not capable of operating a spindle motor or using router bits.
Please note that many of our CNC Router machines do have the capability to mount a diode laser module, allowing the machine to serve multiple purposes.
We certainly think so! A CNC Router can open up a multitude of creative possibilities for you to explore.
Making gifts for friends and family, carving custom projects for craft shows, or even starting a small business to sell your creations online.
The most crucial factor in purchasing a CNC Router is your intended usage. There are many power levels and work area sizes available in CNC Routers, so you will want to ensure that your machine will be able to engrave on the materials you wish to work with efficiently.Lower power spindles may not be capable of carving on all surfaces, so we advise planning for future growth, as we're sure you will enjoy your CNC Router and want to move on to larger projects.
Another critical factor in purchasing is the post-sales support offered - YoraHome provides multiple support options for our customers, and we want to ensure that you are successful with your new machine. Beware of sellers that don't offer support beyond an email "black hole"!
We understand there are many CNC Router options on the market - many of which will require additional accessories for optimum performance.
This is why we have worked to make the SilverBack the best deal on the market by including items that are usually added for extra cost:
We are out developing new upgrades and some of the most unique products in the world – and we back it up with our unbeatable 40 Day Guarantee.
If you don’t have a happy experience, we will do whatever it takes to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. Feel free to contact us for any assistance you might need.
YoraHome warrants its CO2 and Fiber Laser Engravers against defects in materials or workmanship for two (2) years from the original date of receipt.
CNC routers, diode laser engravers, drawing/writing robots, and 3D printers are warranted for one (1) year. More details here.
The support we offer is second to none – users rave about how we don’t rest until every issue is solved to their satisfaction.
We love our customers. We take care of each one of them.
We offer support via email, chat, phone, video conferencing, our rich knowledge base, and our excellent Facebook group and CNC forum.
This is a lot of fun. My wife set up the machine and was up and running in less than 2 hours. YoraHome machines and accessories are fantastic, and the support you get is beyond fantastic. We are very happy to be part of the YoraHome family.