Hytek Tools Super FAQ
Why should I buy from Hytek?
We were at one time just like you, trying to make a living with a CNC table. We have over ten years experience producing products with this machinery, we have the experience to put you in a machine that will do what you need it to do. Hytek are industrial solid welded machines, the CNC machines weigh 3500 lbs+ depending on the length. Hytek Tools CNC and laser cutters will last the life of your business with very little maintenance. The return on investment (ROI) is off the charts. You will not be disappointed, we will stop at nothing to over deliver on your expectations. Call, email, schedule demos, check in at the forum, join the Hytek family, we've been waiting for you. Need new parts? We can source them and have delivery in a matter of just a few days. In the unlikely event that a control board fails, or spindle, whatever it might be, a new part is 3-5 days away. People ask all the time and we say in order to really damage the machine, you might need a wrecking ball. These things are heavy duty tanks and are built to last. The Y car gantry alone weighs nearly 600 lbs.
Can I see one of your machines, in my area?
Please make appointments for demos, we are located in central, Minnesota. If you would like to come see one of our machines, you would have to make an appointment with Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer custom made machines?
What about Training?
Is training available if I didn't buy a Hytek Machine?
Are Hytek machines for hobby, or production?
Don't you have to spend $100,000 to get a quality machine?
Where are Hytek tools made?
Do I need an Auto Tool Changer (ATC)?
Can I upgrade a standard CNC machine, to an ATC?
What industry type use Hytek CNC Routers?
- Sign Shops
- Furniture Making
- 3D Carving
- Historic Restoration
- Trade Shows
- Movie/TV Set Decor
- Prop Manufacturing
- Wood Carving
- Makerspace/Community Workshop
- Mold Making
- Visual Marketing
- POP/Point of Purchase
- Stamp making
- Jewelry Manufacturing
- Theme Environments
- Sports Equipment Fabrication
- Guitar/Instrument Making
- Door Manufacturing
- Home Furnishing
- Interior/Exterior Decor
- Toy/Game/Puzzle Manufacturing
- Sculpture Production
- Automotive Parts
- Artifact Replication
- Boat Parts
- Model Making
- Medical Device/Testing Production
- Trophy Production
- Camper Manufacturing
- Wedding Decor
What materials can I cut?
- EPS Foam
- Gator Foam
- High Density Urethane
- Precision Board
- Sign Foam
- Wood- Any type
- And More….
Air or water cooled spindle, what is the difference?
- Cost Air cooled spindles are more expensive upfront for the spindle itself. The cost of the actual water cooled spindle itself is cheaper, but you will also need a water chiller, and have the water lines installed on the machine causing it to be more expensive. Also cost of time, maintenance, replacement parts if not well maintained could be greater in the long run for a water cooled spindle
- Noise Water cooled spindles are slightly quieter, but the noise created by cutting material will be the same with both spindles and frequently the cutting noise and the noise from a dust collector or vacuum table is by far louder than either spindle itself would be. So any noise from either spindle is irrelevant as you will not hear them over other sounds created by machining.
- Water cooled has to have clean distilled water at all times. This water needs to be filled, checked on and replaced periodically. If your machine is not in a temperature controlled environment and has a chance for being below freezing temperatures you will run the chance of ruining your spindle. Air cooled spindles do not require any maintenance.
- There is no noticeable difference.
- Both have the same power requirements.
- Water cooled spindles with run continuously without out any limits no matter the material. Water cooled is recommended if you need to run you machine 24 hours a day. Air cooled can cut any material for extended periods, but not recommended for continuous, around the clock use with a hard material as it would need some down time to cool off.
- Both air and water cooled spindles can use a large variety of bits as long as you have the corresponding collet (i.e. If a bit has a ¼” shank then you would need a ¼” collet or a adaptor). You can use any CNC bit, most router bits (usually if they do not have the a bearing then they could be used) or rotary tool (Dremel, Rotozip, etc.) with either an air cooled or water cooled spindle. The material you are cutting, your feed rates and speeds will all factor into how a bit/tool will work for you.
What spindle options offered by Hytek Tools?
What bits/ cutting tools can I use with Hytek CNC routers?
What software is needed to run Hytek CNC machines?
The CAM software that controls our standard machine is NK105-G2 and it is included with your machine. NK105 is a popular and easy to navigate software. On our machines this software is on a handheld controller, no computer is needed to run NK105.
The CAM software that controls your ATC router machine is Syntec control software, it's known as one of the best in it's class.
The CAD software needed to design and create files is not included with the purchase of your machine, but we do offer Vectric brand software for an additional cost. You could use software you already have or purchase any design software you prefer. You will need a computer for your design software. You do not need to be near your CNC router to work with this software as the files are transferred with a usb stick. So you could do all the design work anywhere, you are not stuck by the router.