How long will this particular CNC machine last?
Machine maintenance, intended uses and other factors will play a role in determining how long your CNC machine will last. However, you can expect a high-quality machine to last many years. Excellent machine cuts can be expected even after 10 years of machine use.
Is assembly included or will I have to put the CNC machine together myself?
You should expect to invest in a high-quality machine that comes to you pre-assembled. It should be ready to use when it arrives. This ensures that the CNC machine arrives structurally sound and solid. Assembly ideally should be left to the professionals.
Where is the CNC machine built?
A CNC manufacturer should be able to tell you where your machine is coming from. It’s important to learn this information to ensure that you are investing in a high-quality machine. If a CNC manufacturer won’t tell you the machine’s origins, that should raise some red flags. They either don’t know this information or are trying to hide it.
What options are available for this machine for future upgrades, if any?
CNC machines should have options available to you if you’d like to do any upgrades to accommodate your future needs. It is wise to check to determine whether or not a particular machine can handle your potential needs in the future.
What sets your technology apart from the competition?
Learning about the CNC company is important. By asking this, you’ll learn what the company focused on in designing their machines. If a manufacturer can’t give you an answer, then their machine likely isn’t better than the competition. This could also indicate that the company doesn’t know its users very well.
Can I demo the machine before purchasing it?
Check with the company to see if you can schedule an appointment to test out the machine you’re interested in. If this option isn’t available, look for videos online which demonstrate the machine in action. Try to get some type of in-action experience of the machine whether in person or virtually.