A CNC router is a machine that is controlled by a computer and used for cutting a variety of materials including:
CNC routers are available in a wide range of sizes from small, tabletop routers suitable for a home D.I.Y shop, to industrial CNC routers used for making cabinets and furniture, boats and signs. Typically, whatever the size, a CNC router will have the same basic parts. These are:
- a dedicated CNC controller
- spindle motors
- linear guides
- AC inverter drives
- ball nuts
- a work table
How a CNC Router Works
A CNC router is controlled by a computer. The operator uploads the coordinates into the machine’s CAD program which translated the designs into the ‘G-Code’ instructions that the machine can understand.
CNC routers are perfect for making signs of all shapes and sizes and have become a favorite tool for professional signmakers. This is mainly because of their versatility. In sign making they are used for v-bit carving, 3D carving, engraving, fluting, and profile contouring. Sign makers also use CNC routers for cutting frames, borders, posts, and channel letter components.
Benefits of CNC Routers for Sign Work
Using a CNC router in your sign making shop has a number of benefits including:
- you have complete control over the design process
- you can create prismatic and isoformed letters
- you are not limited to small scale signs
- you will have less waste materials
- you can break down 2D and 3D projects into manageable components
Here at CAMaster, we are committed to facilitating and increasing your company’s productivity and efficiency by providing the best quality CNC routers and accessories. Our team has a broad knowledge base and we are dedicated to sharing our experience with you to help you take your machine shop to the next level. Contact us today to discuss our range of Stinger and Cobra CNC routers for sign making.