CNC stands for computer numerical control. What this means is that you provide instructions to the machine for how to cut material, and it cuts it to the specifications. With all of the different types of machines available, designers can use them for virtually any design they want to make. One of the best features is that they can cut so many different types of materials – these include glass, plastic, foam, and wood. Because of the versatility, many industries are employing these machines, including construction and aerospace design.
- A CNC (computer numerical control) machine is fed code that gives it instructions.
- CNC machines can work with metals, plastics, wood, foam, glass and composites.
- CNC machines cost between $10,000 to $25.000 for basic models, though used machines can be bought for less.
“They are used by industries globally to create beautiful and incredibly accurate machine parts and structural elements.”