Meet Cerven Solutions
Cerven Solutions is a machining company based in Poughquag, New York. It specializes in CNC (computer numerical control) machining and has been in business since 2020. The company is owned and operated by James Cerven.
The company offers CNC machining services, 3D printing, and computer-aided design (CAD) to businesses in various industries. Cerven Solutions often provides quality machine work creating parts for labs, schools, aerospace, and medical companies.
1. Upgrading to a CNC Machine With More Features
James first heard about the SYIL X7 through YouTube videos while researching different options. In his research, he narrowed his choices to the SYIL X7 and the Tormach 1100MX. James decided on the SYIL X7 because it was more affordable and had more features than the Tormach.
In an interview with James, he stated that "Comparing the specs, the X7 blew the MX out of the water. Way faster, way more horsepower, way more rigid, and many more things. Once I made the comparison, it was an easy choice." - James Cerven
2. Robust Features at a Competitive Price
James' first impression of the X7 was that it was well built for the money.
"I was just shocked at how big it was. In the machine world, it is not big, but for its price, I was pretty surprised. It was also pretty scary because the control was completely new. I was super happy though because right off the bat; it looked like a serious workhorse.." - James Cerven
At first, he and his team had some trouble with the documentation in setting it up. After some initial growing pains, they could get it running in no time. It now has a solid place in their garage and is responsible for much of Cerven's production.
3. Improved Speed and Efficiency
James has used the SYIL X7 to create a variety of parts for his customers. He has also used it to develop prototypes and one-off pieces for clients. He and his team have worked with copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and plastics.
"Parts with +-.001" tolerances are definitely doable on the X7, as long as work holding is good and tooling is in good shape. We machine a lot of micro-sized parts on the SYIL and use endmills 10 thousandths in diameter. Having 12k rpm is really nice because, for smaller diameter tools, I can run 20% faster than I used to be able to." - James Cerven
The SYIL X7 has allowed James to be more efficient in his work and helped him grow his business. With this new CNC machine upgrade, his facility has seen increased production speeds, reduced costs, and better precision and accuracy.
One of James' favorite things about his new SYIL CNC machine is its large coolant tank and strong coolant. The machine works well and looks more professional than his previous Tormach machine.
4. Improved Accuracy
James was impressed with the SYIL's accuracy. He noted that the machine is rigid and heavy, with thick casting. The vibration dampening is also top-notch, which helps create smooth finishes.
Another favorite feature was the linear rails on all axes. It allows for high speeds and accelerations without losing accuracy. The SYIL X7 has BT30 tooling, a 12,000rpm spindle, and an excellent coolant system.
5. Reliable Production
The team struggled to adjust to the new machine. Team members were accustomed to the user-friendly PathPilot, but they are getting used to the more complicated system controls. The team also had an issue with a leaking sealant, but they fixed it.
Cerven Solutions hasn't had any other significant issues with their new machine. They remain impressed and happy with their investment, because the X7 is a hardy workhorse that has allowed them to create parts they otherwise wouldn't have been able to.
With a reliable machine, production processes have become more efficient with less downtime, thereby increasing profits.
Advice From James Cerven for Those Looking to Buy a CNC Machine
Although James and his team love their new SYIL, their honest advice depends on what you're looking for.
If you are a beginner, you might choose the Tormach, because it has a more straightforward setup. But, the SYIL is a better machine in terms of specs for the price. You might have trouble understanding the setup at first, but once you do, it is straightforward to use.
"One time, we accidentally took way too large of a cut in UHMW. It was a 2" deep slot with a ½" diameter endmill going 375 ipm. It instantly sounded horrible and chattered like crazy.
But the spindle has a vibration detector (or something like that) built into it, so the spindle shut off after a few seconds. I didn't even know that was a feature, but I was very glad it did that, compared to running till it stalled." - James Cerven
James ultimately chose SYIL X7, because it is a powerhouse with excellent features. If you are looking for a machine that will help you take your business to the next level, SYIL is a great choice.
Succeed with SYIL
James Cerven's experience is a testament to the effectiveness of SYIL machines. He has seen his business improve efficiency and productivity using the CNC machine. With SYIL's help, he has been able to streamline his processes and reduce waste, improving his bottom line.