CNC cutting – or computer numerical control cutting – cuts along a contour using a very fine cutting process. This resolutely modern technology offers unparalleled speed, production capacity, and precision. But what is it used for?

CNC cutting in carpentry

Each day, carpenters have to perform cuts on furniture and caissons. They work with all types of wood, as well as solid wood panels and panels made from derivatives. Over time, modern carpenters have adopted the CNC cutting technique, since it lets them:

  • obtain a precision and finish of incomparable quality;
  • take advantage of unparalleled machining speed thanks to a machine head that moves at high speed, as well as tool movements and changes that are made in record time;
  • enjoy great reliability and exceptional user comfort, which in turn lets them save their efforts

Manufacturing displays with CNC cutting

Once the 3D design has been made by the computer, you just have to cut out the displays and the models. CNC cutting lets you make thinner or wider cuts for large pieces in plates made of all kinds of materials, especially the thickest Plexiglas plates.

CNC cutting for engineers and manufacturers

The use of CNC cutting has become widespread in manufacturing, since this technology helps increase competitiveness by machining pieces within very short timeframes while complying with the most demanding machining standards. You can also cut custom pieces by the unit or in small series for industrial design, reverse engineering, product development, or modelling. In fact, CNC cutting makes it possible to manufacture pieces with complex geometry out of very diverse materials – metallic or not – in many fields, such as transportation, aeronautics, and equipment protection.

CNC cutting in architecture

Based on images and drawings developed by architects, cuts are made to measure with CNC cutting in various materials such as wood, Plexiglas, foam, plastic, and polystyrene.

CNC cutting for prototype and model manufacturing

Modern factories are equipped with digital machines that let them design objects with computers, as well as manufacture and cut them. Unique objects, prototypes, models, displays, advertising materials, and small series are created with uncommon precision out of materials such as metal – particularly aluminum – and plastic.

CNC cutting in the signage field

These days, sign makers use CNC cutting to create a wide variety of next-generation indoor and outdoor signage, from placards to signs. With engraving, 3D, or complete cutting, CNC helps create perfect shapes by drilling materials such as wood, aluminum, various metals, and vinyl, and therefore helps make very contemporary and urban signs. Faithfully reproducing the diagram designed by the computer, CNC cutting offers you the ability to create perfect signs in single copies or reproduce the same template to manufacture signboards, for example.

Today, CNC cutting is used to make large series as well as single pieces, since it allows machining centres to manufacture at high speeds and move from one operation to the next in record time.