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    What is a CNC Router?

    What is a CNC router? There are many different types of CNC machines but they are most distinguishable by the type and size of material they are designed to cut. CNC router is a computer controlled routing machine. Its tool paths can be controlled via computer numerical control. This machine is used to cut wood, plastic or metal and is generally used for routing out letters for signs, etc. Besides routing and signage, these machines can act as engraving machines, so you can get a lot of usage from one machine. A CNC router is very similar in concept to a CNC milling machine. In general, people refer a CNC milling machine to a metal cutting machine. 

    On the computer, use CAM software make the CAD drawing or design into a code called G-code. G code the standard language CNC machine can understand. In short, CNC router is not very complicated. It is a tool controlled by a computer. The software for the machine allows you to design patterns or to do signs, once you know the software, and learning the software is not difficult.

    Many small fabricating stores, and even individuals are finding the accuracy and versatility of a CNC router very useful. A CNC router allows a worker to create many projects that would be very little time consuming and sometimes almost impossible to do otherwise. Cutting a complicated design into wood or even putting inlays into it are difficult for even the most skilled of carpenters, but with a CNC router, these are done easily and accurately. This makes CNC routers ideal for furniture making, crafts making.

    The low power cnc router machines, typically for the home shop worker, only require 220 voltage and can therefore be run on household current. These machines can be equipped with 2 to 8 HP motors and are within the range of a hobbyist. A large machine with powerful spindle motor can make the cnc router working on stone, hard wood, and other hard materials.

    CNC Router with different configuration can be used in different industries, it is a very useful cnc machine.