Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery continues to have a major impact on the way that today's woodworking professionals approach woodworking jobs. New and used CNC woodworking machines use CAD-based design programs to design a necessary piece or cut using precise measurements.
As these machines have become more widely used, prices have come down and woodworking shops of all sizes are considering their benefits. The biggest benefits offered by these machines are precision without the possibility of errors and speed, as cuts are completed faster and more precisely than their hand-cut counterparts.
One particular machine that has become more common in woodworking shops and factories is a C10 Bidirectional Breakout Board, which is a machine that cuts wood based on measurements input into the design program. Now that even the smallest shops are able to afford used CNC woodworking machines, some interesting trends have been noticed in the world of woodworking production. These trends include:
Smaller Production Runs
Used CNC woodworking machines are so easy to use that they have actually changed the way that businesses approach production runs. ACNC router is simple to set up and even simpler to operate, meaning that small and irregular batches can still be completed in a timely manner.
Additionally, the design programs that businesses use to design a blueprint for a CNC router end up producing consistently identical results. In other words, smaller production runs are indicative of the increasing technological capabilities rather than a reflection of the state of the economy.
Shorter Turn-Around Times
Since used CNC woodworking machines are so easy to set up and work more quickly than machines operated by hand, more woodworking shops are operating on a just-in-time basis.