CNC stands for Computer Numerically Controlled and routing is the cutting, shaping, drilling, milling, and surfacing of materials using a computer controlled router head. We are able to work on a number of different materials on the CNC router including acrylic, polycarbonate, Perspex, Plexiglas, woods, foamex and dibond sheets.
Our 3-axis machine with it’s 10hp head, 8-tool changer and 3000 x 2000mm bed size is at the fore-front of acrylic machining capabilities for CNC routing in London and across the world.
CNC routing is made possible with the use of a CNC router which is controlled by a computer. Coordinates are uploaded into the machine controller from a separate CAD program. CNC router owners often have two software applications-one program to make designs (CAD) and another to translate those designs into a ‘G-Code’; program of instructions for the machine (CAM). CNC routers can be controlled directly by manual programming, and CAD/CAM opens up wider possibilities for contouring, speeding up the programming process and in some cases creating programs whose manual programming would be, if not truly impossible, certainly commercially impractical.
CNC routing typically produces consistent and high-quality work and improves productivity. Unlike a jig router, the CNC router can produce a one-off as effectively as repeated identical production.
CNC routing can reduce waste, frequency of errors, and the overall lead time on the production of units.
Our 3m x 2m CNC router enables us to cut, shape and profile to your design or requirements. As well as acrylic, we are able to cut different woods and foam boards.
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