What is CNC Routing?

As a computer-controlled process, CNC routing tools allow for extremely complicated parts to be cut in a short amount of time but with a high degree of precision and accuracy. CNC routers sometimes even enable components to be made, in three dimensions, that would otherwise be impossible to manufacture.

How does CNC Routing work?

As with other CNC machining, CNC routing uses a computer-controlled system to drive the mechanical operation of the process. The main components of a CNC router process include:

  • CAD model drawing that is transferred into a CNC-readable program, known as G-code. The G-code is used to setup the CNC routing machine.
  • CNC controller and computer system that works to direct the movement and follow the CAD model design.
  • The spindle is the CNC routing cutter and it rotates removes pieces of material at a different speed and material softness.
  • A cutting bed supports and secures the material. The bed often has a vacuum motor to ensure stability to achieve the intricacies of the finished part or product.

CNC routing offers high-quality results that are consistent, regardless of design complexity.

What part types and finished products can CNC Routing produce?

CNC routing is great for producing detail. CNC routing is used for cabinet making, sign making, carving, millwork, architectural pieces, wood carving, aluminum and plastic sheet machining, musical instruments, and more.

As an ideal technology to fabricate detailed products, it’s important to consider the CNC routing type and tool for the right material.

What materials can be used in CNC Routing?

FAs with other CNC machines and tools, CNC routing can process many types of material. Materials that can be used with a CNC routing process include:

  • Composites and plastics
  • Wood
  • Foam
  • Metals and alloys

How can I find a quality CNC Routing supplier?

SyncFab provides a readily-available network of U.S.-based CNC routing machinists and shops to fulfill orders quickly, economically, and to the highest quality. As a distributed manufacturing platform, SyncFab offers buyers a supplier network that allows handles the RFQ process, manages orders, and tracks production in a secure, online environment.

SyncFab vets CNC routing suppliers to ensure shops have the capacity, qualifications, certifications, and experience to deliver. The SyncFab platform handles the documentation and communication making ordering, receiving, and purchasing precision parts simple.

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