CNC machines have been a focal point of the machining industry for quite some time. A CNC router is used for routing and cutting materials, for both surface cuts and deeper ones. Since a CNC router is controlled by a program, it has a higher degree of efficiency than more manual types of tools, like table saws or manual routers. CNC routers come in multiple sizes, with some being larger, and for more industrial purposes, and others being smaller, and for more home purposes.
- CNC routers range from desktop models costing a few thousand dollars, to large industrial models costing $150,000 or more.
- A CNC router has a cutting bed, spindle, drive system, and electronic controller.
- CNC is popular in the aerospace, automotive and furniture industries, among others.
“CNC routers are among the most popular applications of this technology and, as such, should be explained more thoroughly.”