It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No limits here

I received a number of emails regarding the ceiling fan I showed in my previous post. Some were concerned about balance. The very nature of our MultiCam is that it is accurate even on irregularly shaped and dimensional projects. As long as the machine is set up correctly and the surface is machined to be true then the blades will come out the same thickness and size. I've been running the fan in our studio since just after we got our router - five years ago. It was one of my early projects.

The exciting thing about a CNC router is that there are truly no limits to what can be accomplished with it. With quality software like EnRoute design is relatively simple. And modern materials take away limitations. Materials like Precision Board are consistent all the way through.

Each day, even after five years I see more creative possibilities for the router. Believe me you haven't seen anything yet...