CNC Machining2018-08-01T09:26:16+00:00
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What we do…

We are a UK based CNC company offering CNC machining services to individual clients and large corporations, as well as everyone in between. Our large scale 8′ x 4′ CNC cutting machine can cut and engrave flat materials as well as machine 3 dimensional relief detail to extreme precision.  Using a variety of cutting heads we can machine a range of materials including:  MDF, hardwood, plywood, composites, cast model board, foam, cardboard also styling board and much more.  The CNC is even able to cut through materials up to 50mm thick.  You can also combine CNC cutting with our laser engraving service to great effect across a range of applications.

We use CNC machining in our day-to-day projects and as part of our model making to ensure a precision finish while giving flexibility to your designs and keeping them cost effective. So you can be sure your project is in good hands.

What we do…

We are a UK based CNC company offering CNC machining services to individual clients and large corporations, as well as everyone in between. Our large scale 8′ x 4′ CNC cutting machine can cut and engrave flat materials as well as machine 3 dimensional relief detail to extreme precision.  Using a variety of cutting heads we can machine a range of materials including:  MDF, hardwood, plywood, composites, cast model board, foam, cardboard also styling board and much more.  The CNC is even able to cut through materials up to 50mm thick.  You can also combine CNC cutting with our laser engraving service to great effect across a range of applications.

We use CNC machining in our day-to-day projects and as part of our model making to ensure a precision finish while giving flexibility to your designs and keeping them cost effective. So you can be sure your project is in good hands.

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CNC Services – What can we do?

Cutting size 8′ x 4′ and up to 50mm thick material. We can CNC cut a huge range of materials including timber, acrylic also foam and cast styling model boards, and much more.  The CNC mill can be programmed to cut all manner of flat shapes and machine pockets into the surface with extreme accuracy, it can also machine 3D relief.

Cnc machining MDF sheets for prop making.

CNC Cutting

2D cuts & pockets

We offer a variety of CNC cutting services including 2D flat cutting and pocket milling.  By using different cutting tools a range of effects can be achieved.  We can CNC cut various materials for a number of applications and uses.

CNC machining for mould and casting a prop.

CNC Milling

3D machining

Our CNC milling services include 3D routing and also carving with extreme accuracy.  3D machining is great for a range of applications including 3D wall art and architectural topography models.  We can also CNC cut a variety of materials too.

Interior design model making

CNC Engraving

Relief & V-carve

We provide CNC engraving services for a variety of different industries and applications.  By using different cutting tools, including V-carve cutters, we can CNC engrave text, patterns, textures and also logos to a huge range of different materials. We can also combine cnc and laser engraving.

If you’re unsure if CNC machining can help your project then get in touch; we offer free advice.

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CNC Materials – What can we cut?

We can CNC cut to size MDF, Perspex (acrylic), plywood, hardwood, model board, also foams and much more.  With so many materials and processes available, CNC machining has a wide range of uses to help with all sorts of projects. We can also combine this with our model making and laser cutting services to great effect.

Get in touch today to see how we can help you!

CNC cutting MDF cut to size

MDF cut to size

MDF cut to size and shape upto 8′ x 4′ and 30mm thick.

MDF is a multipurpose engineered timber board and is available in 3mm 6mm 9mm 12mm 15mm 18mm 22m 25mm and 30mm. It is not suitable for exterior use unless it is finished in a wood primer.

Perspex cut to size with cnc machining

Perspex cut to size

Acrylic cut to size and shape up to 8′ x 4′.

Coloured acrylics in 3mm and 5mm. White is available in thicknesses between 3mm – 10mm. Clear is available in sheets up to 50mm.

We also laser cut acrylic from 0.5mm thick upwards and for thinner materials this may be a better option.

Plywood cut so size, large scale cnc cutting

Plywood cut to size

Plywood cut to size and shape up to 8′ x 4′.

Birch plywood is the most popular plywood and is available in 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm and 25mm.  Other plywoods are available including light weight poplar plywood, exterior plywood and also verneered plywood.

We also laser cut plywood from 0.8mm thick upwards and for thinner materials this may be a better option.

CNC machining pocket in foam

Foam

A range of low and high density foam, modelboard and also PU resins can be milled in 2d or 3d. Low density foam is used for packaging inserts while the higher density can be used for prop making or scale model making.

We use CNC cutting in our everyday model making work creating contoured baseboards, masters for moulding and props so your job is in good hands.

More than just CNC Machining

architectural commercial model skoda dealership

Architectural Models

industrial exhibition model filter unit

Exhibition Models

moulded and cast plastic joysticks

Moulding & Casting

Laser etched engraved iPad

iPhone/iPad Engraving

laser cut acrylic letters

Laser Cutting

Movie Replica Mutt Cutts van

Custom Builds

and even more

CNC Applications – How can it help you?

We make bespoke trophies for one-off events, annual employee recognition awards, also corporate gifts and more.

By using an array of different materials including fine timber, acrylic, and cold cast metals with a combination of traditional model making skills, and precision laser engraving and CNC machining we can bring style and individuality to your awards.

Whether its a run of gifts for a tradeshow or a one-off gift for a special client, we can help, so get in touch today.

Bespoke 3d prop making Nike swish, 3d milled using cnc milling

Props

CNC cutting large scale props for marketing, photo shoots, film & TV props, trade show signs and interactives, and much more.

Using a combination of traditional model making skills alongside laser cutting and CNC machining we’re sure to be able to help!

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CNC cut flat packed plywood furnature frame

Furniture

2d Furniture panels for slot together furniture or frames. 18mm plywood is strong and robust and cuts cleanly with our high quality cutting bits. We can prototype your designs and cut small manufacturing quantites.

Large perspex cnc cut sign making

Sign Making

Sign making using the CNC  can produce large pieces for huge impact. We incorporate cnc milling and laser cutting to produce fantastic shop frontage signage using acrylic, and also timber for interior signage.

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Large letter MDF for a wedding

Large Letters

Large letters can be cut for signage props and display and is a very popular enquiry. As well as the standard acrylic, plywood and MDF materials we can also supply coloured timber 3d large letters cut to size, so no painting necessary. Get in touch to discuss your project.

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Corporate gift model making

Foam Inserts

Foam milling for bespoke foam packaging inserts. All shapes and size with pockets for holding products.

Great for prototyping your packaging inserts or a batch order for production. Get in tough to discuss your requirements.

Some happy customers

Custom awards and trophies add a really personal touch. Contact us today with your idea, or look in our gallery for more examples.

Colonel, The Artisan Team

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun By appointment only

Artisan Model Makers

Unit 12 Isbourne Business Park,
Winchcombe,
Cheltenham,
GL54 5NS

Phone: 01242 603 948