Safety Guidelines for your CNC Machine

Here at RS Components, we know that there is a large and passionate community of CNC machine builders. This is because a CNC machine is not only a very powerful tool, but the building process will give you a great opportunity to learn about electronics, coding and mechanical engineering.

What is a CNC Machine

CNC is an acronym for Computer Numeric Control and a CNC machine is essentially a device that is controlled using a computer or a Programmable Logic Controller. Common types of CNC machines include printers, lathes, milling centres and sewing machines.

CNC Safety

We’ve create a guide outlining some key safety considerations to help anyone involved in building a CNC machine. You should never cut corners when it comes to safety, so be sure to take the time to look at our guide as it may help avoid unnecessary risks and accidents. If you’re looking to build your own CNC machine, why not have a look at our range of switches that will enhance your safety? These include limit switches and emergency stop buttons.

Share Your CNC Projects

We’d also love to see your CNC projects in progress, share links to your projects with us over on the RS Components Facebook page or on Twitter @RSComponents.