Who’s your favorite athlete? Got it? Whoever they are, they have a warm-up routine to prep for their contest. No athlete waits until the opening buzzer, quick runs onto the court or field, and then dominates everyone.
If they did that, they’d risk injury. Or, they wouldn’t perform their best because their muscles aren’t warmed up and ready.
Your CNC machinery needs its own warm-up routine too. If it doesn’t warm up, it breaks down, doesn’t cut as accurately, and it may not last as long.
There’s 4 different times when your CNC machinery needs to be warmed up:
If your CNC manufacturer has supplied you with a warm-up routine, your work’s done. Simply run that.
But not all CNC machine manufacturers include their own warm-up routine. If you have to make your own, make sure your routine does this at minimum:
Nothing earth-shattering, right? Creating and running a warm-up routine isn’t hard at all.
But it offers you great benefits. Your machine lasts longer. You have less need for repairs. You get more accurate cuts. That means you have happy customers who don’t complain, which builds your business.