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Category Archives: Material Sourcing

The Best Types of Wood for CNC Machining

Discover the best types of wood to use for various CNC machining purposes. From beginner level to 3D carving, this CNC guide covers all the best wood types.

When it comes to CNC routing and 3D carving, you can use multiple types of wood. But which material best suits your needs and why? To give you a better idea, we’ve compiled a summary of what different wood types accommodate various levels of CNC experience and purposes.

The best materials for CNC projects

Whether you need a new sign created for your business or fancy a new bespoke TV stand, is CNC design worth the hassle? Or is DIY the answer?

In this piece, we share the pros and cons of CNC design and DIY to help you come to a conclusion.

Miniature Aeroplane Design & Build

At Midlands CNC we always enjoy taking on bespoke jobs that let the creative juices flow. We were approached by a client who wanted to create a miniature aeroplane as a Christmas present for his son, so we jumped at the chance.

The brief was to create an aeroplane that could be easily built and taken down; the client required a basic sanded/wood finish so that they could paint and varnish the aeroplane during assembly.

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