Guides & Articles on CNC Routers

Buying Used CNC Machinery

Save money buying used CNC equipment for your business

Computer numeric control machinery (CNC) is one of the most important purchases a production business owner makes. Many small companies and individual owners consider purchasing CNC equipment used rather than spending a fortune buying new machines. The benefits of buying used CNC machinery include:1. The purchase price of used computer numeric control machinery is about 50% less...


CNC Lathes

Find the right type of CNC lathe machine to benefit your business

CNC lathes spin a block of material for cutting, sanding or drilling a work piece to create a three-dimensional object. Woodworkers, metal smiths, potters and glass workers use lathes to make products like table legs, bowls, candle holders, baseball bats, cue sticks and crankshafts.CNC lathe machines have begun to replace older manual models, and many shop owners have decided to...


CNC Machinery News and Trends

Use CNC machinery news and trends to your advantage in the machine shop

If you have a good idea of what computer numerical controls (CNC) manufacturers are producing and what the new CNC machinery can do, you are already ahead of your competition. Putting that information into projects produced by your shop puts you farther in the lead. You don’t necessarily even have to have the latest CNC machines to implement the latest technology. As you...


CNC Milling Machines

Purchase CNC milling machines for your business

CNC milling machines enable users to precision-cut hard metals such as steel or aluminum. They remove metal by rotating a multi-toothed cutter into a moving work piece. A CNC vertical milling machine (VMC) has a vertical spindle and an X-Y table that allows the work piece to move into position. A horizontal milling machine (HMC) has an X-Y table for work piece positioning and...


CNC Routers

How to buy a CNC router that meets your machining requirements

CNC routers are computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines that you can use for cutting complex two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) shapes with routers (a power tool with a shaped cutter) spinning at high speeds. CNC routers automate the functioning of your cutting and fabrication machines, therefore providing greater speed and accuracy. You can alter the...