January 24, 2022

Baileigh CNC ENGRAVER DEM-1717

The Baileigh DEM-1,717 is a desktop CNC router for small woodworking projects, acrylic, ABS lithophane, EVA foam, styrofoam, modeling wax, plastic, and soft metal, carving products like tooling boards, toolboxes, tiny ornaments. The DEM-1,717 is used as teaching equipment in high schools, and colleges worldwide. The DEM-1,717 CNC router table comes with software, and the tooling is sometimes not included with competing tables and costs more. The CNC machine lasts longer, and the router comes fully assembled. The package has the engraver kit. 

Key features 

Worktable

The engraver features a 17 by 17 inch table for signmakers and hobbyists. The structurally strong extruded aluminum table will not buckle under material weight or spindle pressure. The table ships are pre-built with correct alignment for fast installation. The set-up is just an hour to uncrate the table and get started with the software.

The work table is spacious and accommodates wide and thick materials. It offers a stable and accurate platform for engraving materials.

Noise Emission

There is a relationship between noise level and exposure times. Bear in mind that it is not precise enough to determine the need for precautions. Factors affecting the level of exposure to operators are the amount of time, sources of working environment such as dust and noise. Operators of this machine wear hearing protection whenever this machine is in operation.

Motor

Powerful 200 watt DC Brushless Motor. Stepper motors move the spindle at a maximum speed of 98.43inch per minute. Belt Drive X, Y, and Z-axis movement for accurate positioning. Before connecting the tool to the power source, make sure the machine is off from the power source. Before switching on the power, check the voltage and frequency of the power to see if they meet the requirement. The allowed range for the voltage is ±5%, and for the frequency is ±1%.

Speed variance 

The engraving machine has a speed variance of up to 20,000 rpm variable spindle speed. It runs on 110v power and the engraving speed and feed, determine the surface finish, power requirements, and material removal rate. 

What determines the feed rate is the material.  Consider the tool material, rigidity of the workpiece, size and condition of the engraver, and depth of cut when choosing speed. The maximum speed makes the process quick.

Software

The engraver uses easy-to-learn software. Install it onto your computer and start working.

Upload your design file to the table, then use the convenient handheld controller to move the spindle.

Clamps

It features 4 T-slotted clamps fit on the table to hold the material down for clean cuts. T-Slots and clamps hold the material to the surface and prevent movement during the machining process. This method works if the outside edges are not being machined. When using the clamps, place a piece of packing under the jacking bolt to protect the bed of the machine.

Gantry

The gantry straddles the bed and carries the router spindle motion system. Move it along the length of the bed by a rack and pinion system, controlled by the machine controller.

Router Spindle

The router spindle is moved along the gantry by a rack and pinion system by the machine controller.

Frame

The frame is a heavy welded construction that supports all the other parts of the machine. If the frame is not strong enough, the quality of your products is compromised. Invest in your frame for consistency and for a long-lasting product. 

Electrical Control Cabinet

Position the electrical control cabinet as needed by the operator within the length of the connecting cables. The operator should consider that the cabinet location provides quick access to the emergency stop when necessary. 

It should not interfere with the operation of the gantry, or loading and unloading of material. Do not place the cords in a position that will cause a tripping hazard, or damage the cords. That is dangerous to the user and harmful to the engraving machine.

Cable Reel Track

The cable reel track runs along the side of the machine in a trough and carries all the electrical cables.

Specifications

Weight

The engraver weighs 75.0 lbs and is lighter than industrial engravers. The upgraded version is compact, lightweight, portable, and user-friendly. The portable engraving machine is easy to move around. 

This machine is easy to move and light enough for one person to carry. Take the portable laser machine to sporting events, fairs, craft shows, and a market for personalized custom gifts.

Table Height

The table height is 21 inches. The higher the maximum workpiece height of a laser machine is, the higher the products you can engrave or mark with it. That is the distance between the working table and the focus point of the laser beam below the laser head. Measure the products that you wish to engrave or mark. 

Compare these dimensions with the table height. Consider the length and width of the working area. The higher the maximum height of the table if the engraver machine is, the higher the products can be that you can engrave or mark with it. Choose a working table that is height-adjustable, so that it covers a wide range of application possibilities. It comes with a laser table.

Laser Table

The laser table is a multifunctional table with a concept that allows optimal configuration for all engraving and cutting applications. Depending on the application, the table is selected and changed easily and quickly for maximum processing quality and productivity.

Jog Dial

A Jog Dial is for menu changes. It should be replaced when the quality depreciates. 

Uses

  • Engrave
  • Mark
  • Cut 

Verdict

In summation, Baileigh 17 inch by 17inch CNC ENGRAVER DEM-1717 is an engraving machine for signmakers and hobbyists. Take it to several places for operation since it is a lightweight machine. If you want to make gifts, the engraving machine can be your best choice. It is easy to use, and instructions are easy to follow. The table height accommodates any height. Use the engraving machine properly for maximum production and quality products.

David D. Hughes
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