CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. These machines are computer-driven cutting tools that will carve material in all three dimensions. A CNC wood router is programmed to make exact and repeated cuts on any soft machineable material such as wood, plastics or acrylics. There are also CNC mills, lathes, quilting machines, plasma and laser cutting machine and the list goes on. These machine can turn blocks of steel into engine components, quilt a blanket for the bed room set or make brackets creating incredible creations from metal to plastics.