A Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) router is a computer controlled machine for composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, wood and foams. It is a specific version of a CNC tool. CNC Routers come in many configurations including the small home style "desktop" CNC routers to the large "gantry" CNC routers used in boat making facilities. Although there are many configurations, most CNC routers have a few specific parts, a dedicated CNC controller, one or more spindle motors, AC inverters, and a table. CNC Routers can be very useful when carrying out identical, repetitive jobs. A CNC router typically produces consistent and high quality work and improves factory productivity. A CNC router can reduce waste, frequency of errors and the time the finished product takes to get to market. For example, CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the spindle moulder, and the boring machine. It can also cut mortises and tennons.
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