GRAPHICS PRO

July '21

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COOL CNC PROJECTS C O D Y S M I T H , C A M A S T E R O ne of the most unusual items a cus- tomer made with one of CAMaster's CNC routers was a life-size chess set, which is on display in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Each chess piece is six feet tall and two feet thick. Shadow boxes are another unique thing, which are perfect for active-duty military or military members who are retiring but want to display their medals or branch insignia. Shops can make traditional boxes or get creative. One of CAMaster's clients made a shadow box in the shape of the Star Wars characters Mandalorian and Grogu. CNC routers are also in big demand in the marine and mobile fabrication industry. Car audio shops use their rout- ers to make custom subwoofer boxes, instrument panels, and speaker boxes. Custom boat shops use their CNC to make consoles, instrument panels, and custom foam floor- ing for boat decks that are soft and waterproof. GP Shops can make traditional boxes or get creative. One of CAMaster's clients made a shadow box in the shape of the Star Wars characters Mandalorian and Grogu. CNC routers are also in big demand in the marine and mobile fabrication industry. Car audio shops use their rout- ers to make custom subwoofer boxes, instrument panels, and speaker boxes. Custom boat shops use their CNC to make consoles, instrument panels, and custom foam floor- GP Above: CNC routers have been around forever, but these days graph- ics shops are getting more creative in how they use them. (Image courtesy AXYZ International) Left: Most CNC routers can cut a variety of different materials from plastics like acrylic, polypropylene, and polyethylene to materials like foam, aluminum, non- ferrous metals, wood, and compos- ites. (Image courtesy CAMaster) CNC routers can be used to create unique products such as shadow- boxes, 3D statues, instrument panels, and more. (Image courtesy CAMaster) 8 0 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M

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