CNC Router is a computer controlled version of the handheld router. It is used for cutting and hollowing shapes in hard materials - timber, plastics, aluminum. The CNC (computer numeric controlled) allows this machine to cut precise, repeatable, quick and efficient copies of a design.
The Edge's M-2412 is manufactured locally in Brisbane by Multicam CNC and features:
- A2MC Controller
- ELTE COLLET ER32 - 3HP Spindle with max speed of 18000RPM
- Vacuum Machine Bed
- Multicam Vision System
- 5 hp Dust Extractor
Other Upgrades Available
- Oscillating and Tangential Knife
- Pneumatic Tool Changer
- Mist Sprayer
The Edge has developed a CNC Router Operations e-manual in order to safely and efficiently promote public engagement with this piece of equipment.
This page covers all the methods currently used and endorsed for use on the CNC. Each flow goes through:
- Design - where shapes are generated
- Preparation for Cutting
- NC (numerical code) generation
In some workflows, this may involve two or more software applications. For example - DXF files generated in Illustrator may need to be modified or re-exported from Corel Draw or Fusion360. To test or recommend workflows, please use the CAM Software Testing page.