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What is a CNC Router and how is it used?


Hi. My name is Malich, Training Manager at InterConnect Wiring where Connections Matter. Today we’ll be looking at a Computer Numerical Control Router and what it does for C-130 sheet metal parts. 




What is a CNC Router and How is it Used?


So what does a Computer Numerical Control Router do (also known as a CNC)? From a flat piece of sheet metal, it’ll make a stencil or the shape in the flat pattern of whatever box or piece we’re making. Now, how does it do this? 


First, InterConnect has to create a virtual program that creates the flat pattern. Then in our software, VCarve Pro, it’ll trace the outline of this program. As you can see with VCarve Pro, we first run the model to make sure it gives us what we want. Then we upload this program into our machine and let it run to cut the piece in the flat pattern. 


Then we take that model and we’ll load it into our router. Then from virtual to physical, it will cut a part just like this. As you can see, we can do it in an array. For demonstration purposes we have our vacuum off, which is why this is a bit of a mess. But typically, this will get vacuumed up so it produces really nice, clean cuts. 


Thank you for watching. My name is Malich, Training Manager with InterConnect Wiring – where Connections Matter. Be sure to visit our website for more vlogs, blogs and updates. 


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