CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) routers are designed to cut, drill, machining, and rout a variety of materials such as wood, PVC, ABS board, acrylic board, plastics, rubber, marbles, steel, aluminum, copper and certain types of metal. They are automated machines that operate with incredible accuracy and speed. CNC routers are used in a variety of industries, including furniture design, circuit board manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing. They can be used to carve wood, create moldings, design craft items – or the can be used to high-tech manufacturing.
Modern CNC routers are much more efficient than the hand tools of the past. They rely on CNC to tell the motors how far to move and where to cut. You’ll need an employee to set up the machine and tell it where to cut, but after that, the process is entirely automated. The employer can walk away until the work is finished.
But how much does a CNC Router cost?
To understand more, let’s take a look at each of the things that affect CNC machine pricing.