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Top 20 Best CNC Routers in 2021

CNC router is also known as CNC router machine, CNC router table, CNC routing machine, CNC carving machine, CNC engraving machine, CNC cutting machine, CNC cutter, CNC engraver, CNC carver, which is a computer number controlled machine tool that uses cutters for routing, cutting, engraving, carving, grooving, drilling on wood, stone, foam, plastic, metal, acrylic, and other materials, CNC routers are widely used in small business, indutrial production, school education. It is controlled by a computer with a CNC software, you can input your designed CNC files to the software, the software will send a command to the machine, then the CNC machine will start to work according to the command, a 2D or 3D shape will be output in minutes. You can different machines with different configurations to fit different materials, you can also different machines with different table sizes to fit materials with different sizes. CNC router table sizes include 2x2, 4x4, 4x8, 5x10. Someone may distinguish by sizes with millimeter, such as 600x900mm, 1200x1200mm, 1200x1800mm, 1200x2400mm, 1300x2500mm, 1500x3000mm, 2000x3000mm, 2000x4000mm and so on. CNC router tables can be divided into 2x4 CNC router table, 4x4 CNC router table, 4x8 CNC router table, 5x10 CNC router table according to sizes. CNC routers can also be divided into 3 axis types, 4th axis types, 4 axis types, 5 axis types according to axis. CNC routers can also be divided into standard types, ATC types, smart types according to functions.

2021 Most Popular 3 Axis CNC Machining Videos

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4x4 Hobby CNC Router Demonstration Video

4x8 CNC Router Machine Demonstration Video

2021 Most Popular 4 Axis CNC Machining Videos

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Rotary axis 3D CNC Router machine for woodworking, arts, crafts, signs, gifts and mold making

4 Axis CNC Machine for Woodworking with ATC Spindle

2021 Most Popular 5 Axis CNC Machining Videos

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5 Axis CNC Machine for 3D Foam Cutting and Carving

5 Axis CNC Machine for 3D Woodworking

2021 Most Popular Smart CNC Machining Videos

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ATC CNC Machine with 12KW Automatic Tool Changer Spindle

Automatic CNC Nesting Machine for Panel Furniture Production

How Does A CNC Router Work?

How does a CNC Router Work?

A standard CNC router machine needs X axis, Y axis and Z axis to complete the whole routing works, Y axis vertical, X-axis is horizontal, Z-axis refers vertical to X axis and Y axis. A CNC software reads G-code and drives a CNC router tool. The spindle is used to hold CNC tool and move along X axis, Y axis and Z axis, follow the paths generated by CNC software. For a 3 axis router, the CNC tool is always vertical, and undercuts are impossible. In addition, some CNC routers are equipped with A axis, B axis or C axis as a rotary axis around the X axis, Y axis and Z axis, which is called 4th axis, 4th axis routers are especially designed for some cylinder carving and cutting works. A real 4 axis router refers to X-Y-Z-A, X-Y-Z-B, or X-Y-Z-C, 4 axis are linked, which make the four axis to work at the same time. 5 axis router is equipped with two additional axis around the X axis, Y axis and Z axis, which refers to X-Y-Z-A-C, X-Y-Z-A-B, or X-Y-Z-B-C, the spindle will rotate 180 degrees around left and right.