This chapter describes the types of applications that are discussed throughout this text, as well as a list of the most common types of home- and shop-based CNC-controlled applications and their typical construction materials.

Common CNC Applications

This section discusses the various types of applications that can be driven or automated numerically (or numerically controlled by computer). The listing includes the most commonly used applications. Basic and general features found on most commonly used CNC machinery and other applications and their control can be extrapolated from the examples given.


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