CNC routing is frequently used by businesses in the signage industry. But, not every sign shop has the space or funds for a high-quality machine. That’s why many sign shops opt to partner with one that does have such capabilities. That way, they can reap the benefits of the equipment without making the investment.
At Erie Custom Signs, we invest in top-of-the-line equipment to perform a number of tasks, including CNC routing for signage. Our skilled team has significant experience in CNC routing, which means sign shops that outsource their orders to Erie Custom Signs can feel confident the job will be done correctly and on time.
What role does CNC routing play in sign manufacturing?
CNC routing—the use of a computer-operated cutting machine to shear various hard materials—has become extremely popular among sign manufacturers. When linked to sign design software, CNC routing allows fabricators to cut and shape materials according to their exact specifications.
This process offers a number of benefits:
- The product quality is improved, and the risk of errors is significantly decreased.
- The signage options available to clients are expanded, as a CNC router can cut acrylic, aluminum, and various other materials.
- Due to the precision of CNC routing, there’s much less material waste than with other cutting methods.
- With CNC routing, teams can greatly reduce production time and get orders completed quicker.
- The equipment used for CNC routing can also be utilized in several other applications.
What equipment is used for CNC routing?
At Erie Custom Signs, we use the best equipment on the market to ensure that each finished product is up to our standards. For CNC routing purposes, we use a 24” x 48” Vision 2448 Router.
The Vision 2448 Router can be used for a wide variety of applications, including the following:
- Volume production work
- Large signage
- Industrial marking
- Multiple plate jobs
Vision Engraving & Routing Systems has been manufacturing computerized marking systems and accessories for nearly four decades, which is why we trust their machinery for CNC routing purposes. With our Vision 2448 Router, our team can cut virtually any material to create the signage another shop or end user needs.
Additionally, all of Vision Engraving & Routing Systems’ products are manufactured in Arizona. For sign shops that outsource their orders to Erie Custom Signs, this is a major selling point. Clients can feel good about the fact that every aspect of their signage—from the machinery used to cut the material to the completed sign itself—was made here in the United States.