Router Technology

A computer numerical control (CNC) router is a computer-controlled cutting machine related to the hand-held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams. CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the spindle molder, and the boring machine. They can also cut mortises and tenons.

DA CNC router is very similar in concept to a CNC milling machine. Instead of routing by hand, tool paths are controlled via computer numerical control. The CNC router is one of many kinds of tools that have CNC variants.
A CNC router typically produces consistent and high-quality work and improves factory productivity. Unlike a jig router, the CNC router can produce a one-off as effectively as repeated identical production. Automation and precision are the key benefits of CNC router tables. A CNC router can reduce waste, frequency of errors, and the time the finished product takes to get to market.


Four facts about the technology

Aluminum structure

The difference between plate, architectural, and structural aluminum is important. Plate aluminum is soft aluminum. Architectural aluminum is very similar to plate; both are pretty to look at but too soft to make a good machine, however, these alloys are used by others as structural components. We use Structural 6061 aluminum each batch is certified. Because it is structural it is not handled as nicely by the suppliers as the other alloys, but this stuff is what you need for this job.

Using a CNC

Using a CNC is not as difficult as it may seem, check out all the youtube vids and online tutorials, remember CAD, CAM, then run. Work with us and you will be an expert after your first project.


Speed is inversely proportional to torque and precision for all systems, even your car. Speed can dictate design and function. We use the most common setup for a general purpose CNC, this gives focus to Force and Precision. If you change the lead screw you change the Speed, Force, and Precision. A change in NEMA frame or motor size will only change torque.

Multi Use Tool

CNC machines generally are single use, a router, 3D printer, laser, milling, drilling, plasma, etc. The Pilot is so well designed that it handles all these jobs and more. NOW You can plan on using any machining method and configuration with just 1 machine, the Pilot Pro CNC.