CNC stands for “computerised numerical control” and means that the milling machine can process a diverse range of materials via computer-assisted numerical control. The drawback of this technology is that it is very high-maintenance. Time and again there are follow-up costs for milling as new tools need to be bought regularly. Laser cutting, by contrast, impresses due to the fact that even intensive material processing does not result in wear and tear to the laser. Even the smallest shapes and patterns can be cut or engraved precisely using a laser. There are no maintenance costs for laser technology, which guarantees optimal cost control for businesses. By contrast, CNC milling without maintenance is not possible. Investment in a high-quality JustLaser laser machine usually pays for itself quickly.
CNC milling machines must be regularly maintained by qualified servicing technicians to ensure that there are no production stoppages. Defective and worn parts need to be changed regularly to avoid machines breaking down. Due to the complexity of the systems, this maintenance is usually carried out by expensive external service providers. Anyone who wants low-maintenance CNC milling should consider an alternative technology: in laser cutting, the laser beam does not get worn out by material processing. While milling constantly incurs extra costs due to material wear or material changeovers, a high-quality JustLaser laser machine has practically no maintenance costs.