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Graham Immerman
June 01, 2017

CNC Machines, or Computer Numeric Control Machines, take your digital design and create it in real life. The tool cuts your parts in mediums such as wood, MDF, plastics, foams, and aluminum. They move in 3D by utilizing the X, Y, and Z axis. Thanks to technological advances, these machines are now affordable for small businesses. MachineMetrics can help you understand your CNC Machine’s output, helping you increase efficiency.

What Is CNC, Anyway?Source: http://www.shopbottools.com

With a ShopBot CNC tool, you use the included software to design your parts on your personal computer, then, like a robot, the computer controls the cutter to precisely cut your parts. In the past, CNC tools were strictly industrial tools only used in large factory settings. Now, all the types of computer-driven tools that create things by cutting material away (such as CNCs or laser cutters) or building up material in layers to create an object (3D printing) are called digital fabrication tools. ShopBot's innovations in CNC technology have made these powerful tools affordable for individuals and small shops. Read More

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