CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, which is a technology that is frequently incorporated into machinery for speed and efficiency. You may have read our recent guide to CNC Milling, but today, we are talking about another form of machining – CNC Routing.
A CNC router is quite similar to a CNC mill, but many argue that it is better at waste reduction and offers more productivity to engineers and operators. It is also an upgrade on the more traditional handheld router, though offering less portability, whilst both of these router types are used to cut durable materials like steel, wood, aluminium, plastic, and more.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) allows the machine to follow tool paths that execute pre-set rules and instructions, saving time by offering excellent levels of automation. A CNC router is the natural upgrade on a handheld router for anyone looking to become more productive with their routing work.