CNC router cutting: which flat materials are best for your project?
CNC router machines are popular tools for cutting and shaping a variety of materials. If you’re looking to use a CNC (computerised numerical control) routing machine for your next project, it’s important to know which flat materials are compatible with this technology.
Wood: a versatile and popular choice for CNC router cutting
Wood is one of the most popular materials for CNC router cutting due to its versatility and availability. We use wood for a variety of projects, from furniture and toys to decorative items. When choosing wood for your project, we consider the hardness and density of the wood, as well as its grain. Hardwoods like oak and maple are great for intricate designs. Softer woods like pine and cedar are better for simpler designs. It’s also important that we choose a wood that is free of knots and defects to ensure a smooth even cut.
Plywood & MFD: guaranteed no knots!
Both are perfect for CNC cutting. Whether you want a varnished matt finish or a painted finish with a bright vibrant colour it can be a very cost effect material to choose.
Corian type materials
Solid Surface material is a generic term for materials that are composed of two main ingredients: a natural mineral filler and a resin binder. These are most commonly known by the brand names Corian®, Swanstone, Staron®, Avonite Surfaces®, HI-MACS®, LivingStone®, STUDIO Collection®, and Wilsonart®,
At Dymond we are CNC router experts.
We also have specialist equipment, and over 40 years of experience in CNC bending, punching and laser cutting metal.
Metal: durable and strong
At Dymond we use a range of CNC equipment for bending, stamping and cutting mild steel which is durable and strong, making it ideal for a variety of applications. It’s important to choose the right type of metal for your project and we can advise our customers on this.
With Dymond, you can be certain that you are using experts with years of experience.