A CNC router is a computer controlled cutting machine, the tool paths can be controlled via computer numerical control. It is a computer-controlled machine for cutting various hard materials, such as acrylic, wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics, and foams.
Laser Engraving / Cutting Machine
Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics.
Laser engraving is the practice of using laser to engrave an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. These properties distinguish laser engraving from alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.