WHAT IS MDF
MDF stands for medium-density fiberboard. It is a cheaper alternative of solid wood and comes from the scraps of wood industrial milling, mixed together with resin and wax.
ADVANTAGES OF MDF
MDF can be easily machined, it has a very good resistance from cracking, and it can be easily painted. It is also cheaper than solid wood and is available in large sizes.
SECTORS OF APPLICATIONS
MDF boards are used in many sectors due to its advantages: fornitures, cabinet doors, flooring, decorative projects, speaker boxes, doors, signage, tradeshow boots and many more.
ADVANTAGES IN MACHINING
Even if MDF boards are cheaper than wood, and available in larger sizes, MDF boards are easy to machine like wood. No skills or special tools are required
While machining, MDF can generate dust. This dust can be very powdery and in some cases can be dangeraus for the health of the operator, if the CNC machine has not a good suction system.
To machine MDF you need to choose a CNC machine with an high performing suction system that keeps the work environment clean, and avoid the operator to get in touch with the powder and the dust.
In Protek we pay attention to all the details in order to provide a clean machine with a very performing suction system. Take a look to our catalogue of CNC Machines here: www.protek.it/machines/
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