For perfect mouldings, you must start with perfect grinding templates.
Why purchase an AutoTEMP System? What are the AutoTEMP Advantages?
“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.” – John Ruskin
What makes your machine more expensive?
There are many small CNC machines on the market today that are less than $5000.
We have tested or have had customers test a lot of the machines on the market and the biggest issue is ACCURACY. We would love to sell a machine in this price range and we have personally purchased around 10 of these machines, but when we sell a product it needs to be able to make templates that are very accurate and very consistent. These machines DO NOT PROVIDE THE ACCURACY NEEDED for making templates.
We could lower our standards but you, as the customer, would not be happy with the end result.
Do you use a Setup Stand or Test Stand?
If you use either a setup stand or a test stand, you will be using a scope that is accurate to within .001″. What is the use of having such an expensive piece of equipment, but then purchase a template maker that CANNOT and WILL NOT produce templates that are accurate enough. It will immediately be obvious that the templates are not going to be as accurate as the equipment you are grinding the knives for.
Why is accuracy important on templates?
Pride in your mouldings
If you pride yourself in the quality of your mouldings (and you should) our machine will produce templates with smooth surfaces that enhance the quality of the mouldings. That should be the end goal because when a poor quality template is placed on a profile grinder, the stylus of the grinder duplicates any ripple or rough surface in the template. Other template makers will not give you the same smooth finish that you will get from our machines.
Ease of Use
Our software is designed specifically for making templates. If you use an existing CAD program, we can tell you what you need to turn the drawing into templates. We can help you with the drawing setup.
Experience – We Know What We are Doing
We have 25 years experience in making templates and teaching users how to make templates. Most CNC companies you call will not know things like:
– what AXIAL CONSTANT is
– what a pressure shoe is
– what a template is used for
– how to run a profile…or
– what the fence on the moulder is.
Bottom line…..We speak your language.
The Not-So-Smart Option
Lets say you purchase a generic, cheap CNC machine.
You place the order and feel like you saved a few dollars. Then in a few weeks you receive a box. You open the box and put the nice-looking object on your desk.
– You have to install software, but you will not know how to use it.
– You will have to find a clamping system that does not distort the templates (most pinch the plastic and it bows up)
– you will have to find the correct plastic (most plastic companies don’t know what a CNC machine will cut and the finish will be terrible if it even cuts)
– you will have to find bits that give you a small radius, perfect finish and do not snap
Finally you will make a template and then you will realize after all the time you have invested, the machine produces inaccurate, garbage templates. You probably will not be happy BUT you will have a nice-looking boat anchor on your desk that you saved a few dollars on. And.. you only wasted a few days, right? Did that really save you any money?
The Smarter Option – 30 minutes to perfect templates
Buy your machine through CNC Technology.
Yes, the system will be a little more, but we will send the machine, you call us and we walk you through everything, step-by-step. Within 30 minutes of opening the box, you will have a finished template – ready to go on the grinder – and any one of your employees can run the machine.
Toll Free: 800-759-6268
Address: 141 33rd St. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602