Computerized woodworking equipment has the capability of adding an entire new dimension to your woodworking projects. A woodworking robot may sound intimidation, but in reality computerized woodworking systems comprises hardware and software working together to perform tasks quickly and easily. These tasks are often labor intensive when done by hand. A computerized woodworking setup at its core uses computer to direct a bit or laser, through 3 dimensions to cut engrave or build freeing the operator to complete other tasks.
- Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) systems can mass-produce identical parts with limited human supervision.
- There is an enormous range of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software available to control and guide CNC machines.
- CAM software translates designs created with computer-aided design (CAD) software into G-code that CNC machines can use.
“There’s nothing magical about these machines; each one, at its simplest, is just a device that moves a bit, laser, or extruder along three axes to cut, engrave, or build.”