CNC Routing

Routing has many applications outside of what can be lasercut, and can be especially good when cutting plastics. It is a traditional machining process using a spindle with a cutting tool, but combined with modern CAD/CAM systems complex shapes can be cut efficiently.

It has excellent squareness of edge and good finish characteristics.

It has some machine limitations; because we are cutting with a tool, you can’t have sharp internal corners, also the cutter is always trying to ‘throw’ the part, so material has to be clamped or ‘sucked’ down to the table.

Laser Cutting Plastics cut to shape Laser Cutting Timber Routed Carvings