A CNC wood router is a Router that creates objects from wood using a CNC machine. A project can be designed in the computer with a CAM/CAD program, and then cut mechanically using a router. Other cutters can also be used to produce a finished product.
A CNC wood router is very similar to a CNC mill with the following variances:
- There are a variety of machines that use reduced tool holders such as the MK2 (designed for older CNC machines) ISO-30 and HSK-63. In other circumstances, the tools can simply be held by a collet tool holder attached directly to the spindle.
- Professional grade machines often use surface facing tools up to and in excess of a 3″ diameter, while the spindle power can range from 5 to 15
horsepower. Further, it is not uncommon to find a CNC router that is capable of routing substantial material at over a thousand inches/min.
Common three-axis CNC wood routers are typically larger than their metal shop equivalents. 4′ x 8′, 5′ x 5′, and 5′ x 10′ are common bed sizes for wood routers. They can be customized to accommodate relatively large areas up to
12′ x 100′ and beyond. The table is often designed to move, allowing for three axis (xyz) motion.
Further, a wood router is controlled by CAD and CAM applications such as:
These CAD/CAM applications have been designed specifically for use with wood routers.
A CNC Router is ideal for hobbies, art, production work, product development, and engineering prototyping.
CNC routers are the primary product of CanCAM Inc. We have sold, built and installed many CNC routers in our history. We proudly supply a line of products that unremittingly make quality parts and money for their owners long after they have been purchased and paid for.
CANCAM Routers accommodate projects, but is not limited to the following materials:
Cottonwood, Pine, Redwood, Ash, Oak, Beech, Birch, Cherry, Mahogany, Hard Maple, Poplar, Teak, Walnut, Hickory, Purple Heart, Leopardwood, Tigerwood, Cocobolo, Bloodwood, Alder, Aspen, Basswood, Beech, Yellow Birch, Cypress, Red Elm, Gum, Hackberry, Pecan, Pacific Coast maple, Red Oak, Sassafras, Sycamore, Black Walnut, White Oak, Willow, African Padauk, Bolivian Rosewood, Hondura Mahogany, Wenge, Spanish Cedar.
Pine, Soft Maple, Fir, Spruce, Hemlock, Cedar, Redwood.
OSB, MDF, LDF, Melamine, Particle Board, Plywood, Masonite.