It is hard to believe that it was only seven 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 - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

EnRoute makes winning easy!

We were pleased to hear that two of our recent projects have been honored with National Awards recently. Both projects were designed to showcase the types of things we could do using our MultiCam router. The submarine sign files were created using EnRoute software and routed from 30 lb Precision Board high density urethane.
The sextant was a project that was designed to stretch my capabilities using EnRoute software. It was the first project I did on my Mac from start to finish. It was a crash course to learn all the shortcuts on the unfamiliar platform. I pulled out all the stops and used every trick I could muster. The many bits and pieces took 49 hours of machine time on the router and about 50 hours of handwork to assemble and finish the piece. While the 49 hours of router time sound may sound like a lot it would in fact have taken many, many weeks to do the project all by hand.
Both projects are chronicled in the archived pages of this journal.