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CNC Router What is CNC Router?

A CNC router is a CNC(Computer Numerical Controlled) carving machine which is used for routing 2D/3D shapes on wood, stone, foam, metal, acrylic, plastic, PVC, MDF, ACM and other materials. CNC router is widely used in industrial production, small business and small shop, home business and home shop, school education. CNC router is also called CNC router machine, CNC carving machine, CNC router table, CNC engraving machine, CNC cutter, CNC engraver, CNC carver, CNC carve machine, CNC routing machine, CNC cutting machine, CNC engrave machine.

A CNC router is mainly composed of Control system, Spindles, Servo motors or Stepper motors, AC inverter frequency drives, Linear guides, Ball screws and Workspace table. CNC router sizes mainly include 2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 8' and 5' x 10'.

How does a CNC router work?

A CNC router machine needs at least 3 axis to complete the routing works, called X, Y and Z. The X-axis is horizontal, the Y axis vertical, and the Z-axis refers vertical to the other two axis. A computer “controller” reads G-code or machine language instructions and drives a tool. The CNC router spindle holds the tool and move along X, Y and Z axis, following the paths generated by the software. In a 3 axis CNC router, the tool is always vertical, and undercuts are not possible. In addition, some CNC router machines have an A, B and C axis representing a rotary axis around the main axis X, Y and Z, called 4th axis, these CNC router machines are mainly used for some cylinder carving and engraving works. A real 4 axis CNC router also have X, Y, Z axis which refer to the X-Y-Z-A, X-Y-Z-B, X-Y-Z-C, 4 axis are linked, and the four axis can work at the same time. 5 axis CNC router has two additional axis which can move along. These additional axis allow for shorter project time due to their capability of carving five edges of the material simultaneously. The position of the router is determined by a computer telling the motors mounted on each axis how much to move in each direction. Using this method of positioning, any location within the machines work area (envelope) can be defined and the router can be moved within that space. As the CNC router machine is driven by a computer telling it where to move, the operator uses a software program to draw the shapes they want to cut and create the path that the machine will follow. So, when you have some CNC router plans, what kind of CNC router machine should be chosen? which all depends on your work needs and budgets.

What is a CNC router used for?

CNC Routers are widely used for Cabinetry, Furniture, Sign Making, Woodworking, Mold Making, Model Making, Channel Letters, Joinery, Point-of-Purchase (POP), Prosthetic Manufacturing, Jewelry Manufacturing, Educational, Prototyping, CAD/CAM Instructional, Solid Surface Production, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Countertop Production, Radius Mouldings, Metal Working, Aerospace, Foam Packaging, Mannequin Production, Plastic Packaging Equipment Manufacturers, Packaging, Store Fixtures, Boat Building, Custom Millwork, Extrusions Cutting Boards, Pool Cues, PCB Fabricators, Safety Enclosures, Gun Stock / Pistol Grip Manufacturers, MDF Doors, Korbal Manufacturers, Magnetic, Fixtures, Knife Template Manufacturing, Conveyor Manufacturers, Puzzles, Fan Blade Manufacturers, Name Tags, Artistic Carvings, Kneuls Manufacturing, Orthotic Manufacturing.

What materials can a CNC router cut?

CNC routers can cut various nonmetal and soft metal materials such as solid wood, soft wood, hard wood, foam, MDF, stone, ceramic, soft plastic, hard plastic, acrylic, glass, ACM, PVC, copper, brass, aluminum, etc. 

How much does a CNC router cost?

CNC router machines with different configurations and specifications have different cost, CNC router machines with different brands have different service and support, which will make the CNC router costs are different, CNC routers from different countries have different tax rates, different customs, different shipping costs, all these factors will lead to different CNC router prices, you will get a CNC router price range of $2,000.00 to $180,000.00 from STYLECNC.

CNC Router Technical Parameters

Model4040, 6060, 6090, 1212, 1218, 1224, 1325, 1330, 1530, 1540, 2030, 2040, 3115, 21120, 25120
Size2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10'
TypeWood, Metal, Stone, Foam, PVC, ABS, MDF, Acrylic, Plastic.
Axis3 axis CNC router, 4th axis CNC router, 4 axis CNC router, 5 axis CNC router.
Capability2D carving, 2.5D carving, 3D carving
SoftwareType3, Ucancam, Artcam, Alphcam, Cabinet vision, etc.
Control SystemMach3, Nc-studio, Syntec, DSP, Siemens, NK200, NK260, NK300.
Price Range$2,000.00 - $180,000.00
OEM ServiceX, Y, Z Axis Working Area
Special Configuration
Option ItemsDust Collector
Vacuum Pump
Rotary System
Mist-cooling System
Servo Motors
Colombo Spindle

Why choose STYLECNC to buy CNC routers?

As a guaranteed CNC router manufacturer and supplier, STYLECNC offers smart CNC router solutions with all kinds of best CNC router for sale to fit your works, CNC routers by size(mini CNC router series, small CNC router series, desktop CNC router series, tabletop CNC router series, hobby CNC router series, standard CNC router series, 4x4 CNC router series, 4x8 CNC router series, 5x10 CNC router series), CNC routers by axis(3 axis CNC router series, 4th axis CNC router series, 4 axis CNC router series, 5 axis CNC router series), CNC routers by application(CNC router for wood series, CNC router for stone series, CNC router for foam series, CNC router for metal series, 3D CNC router series, nesting CNC router series).

STYLECNC's CNC router machines adopt genuine CNC router software and CNC router system, high quality original CNC router kits, CNC router bits, CNC router parts and CNC router tools.

STYLECNC offers affordable CNC router price list for your CNC router plans without any intermediate, you will buy the best CNC router machines at the lowest CNC router price from us.

STYLECNC also offers a comprehensive array of smart CNC router solutions, 24/7 one-to-one CNC router service and support, which is available free.

How to buy a CNC Router from STYLECNC?

1. Consult:

We will recommend the most suitable CNC router machine to you after being informed by your requirements, such as the material you want to carve, the max size of the material( Length x Width x Thickness).

2. Quotation:

We will offer you with our detail quotation according to the consulted CNC router machine, with the most suitable CNC router specifications, the best CNC router accessories and the affordable CNC router price.

3. Process Evaluation:

The CNC router seller and CNC router buyer evaluate and discuss all the details(including the specifications, options, technical parameters and business terms) of the order to exclude any possibility for misunderstanding.

4. Placing an Order:

If you have no doubts with the CNC router machine, we will send the PI(Proforma Invoice) to you, and then we will sign a contract with you.

5. Production:

We will arrange the CNC router production as soon as receiving your signed sales contract and deposit . The latest news about production will be updated and informed to the CNC router buyer during the production.

6. Inspection:

The whole production procedure will be under regular inspection and strict quality control. The complete CNC router machine will be tested to make sure they can work very well before being out of factory.

7. Delivery:

We will arrange the delivery as the terms we both agreed with and after the confirmation by the CNC router buyer.

8. Custom Clearance:

We will supply and deliver all the necessary shipping documents to the CNC router buyer and ensure a smooth customs clearance.

9. Support and Service:

We will offer professional technical support and intime CNC router service by Phone, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, Online Live Chat, Remote Service around the clock. We also have door-to-door service in some areas.

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