Solid surface materials are ideal for CNC routing. They are hard wearing and non-porous. Often used for countertops, furniture pieces and interior panelling. With CNC routing we can achieve curve, internal cuts and textured surfaces.
A ‘composite’ is a man-made material made of two or more parts which create a new material. Composites are made for a specific purposes. There are lots of different types of composite materials such as plywood, and reinforced concrete.
We often work with Aluminium composite panels (acp) used widely in print and display industries. These are also know by their trade names Dibond® or Alupanel®.
ACP is make of two layers of printable aluminium which are sandwiched between a solid core. This material is rigid and waterproof. It is therefore ideal for outdoor signage. We can digitally print directly to it. They can be wrapped in printable vinyl or vinyl text.
We cut ACP with a flat bed saw for straight cuts. Internal apertures are use for mounting TV screens or touch pads. CNC routing is used for internal apertures or more complicated edge shapes.
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