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About CNC Routers

Since its initial development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1950s, the CNC router has changed little, but its impact on the machining industry has been immense, and its uses have changed drastically. Now individuals can use their own CNC machines to create beautiful, intricate three-dimensional wood and foam designs. CNC stands for computer numerical control, and it is through the numerical inputs that CNC machines receive orders that tell them how to operate. CNC devices produce consistent quality pieces and require less human labor than traditional methods. Because of their prevalence, due to a long history of manufacturing applications, finding a new or used CNC router or parts for an existing machine is fairly easy. A number of reputable sellers on eBay offer everything from a full CNC router kit to parts like spindles and tables. A variety of sizes are also available, from small desktop units to larger, standalone machines. Once you locate a CNC router, installing it is all that stands between you and your next mechanical creation.