The most common types of CNC machines include milling machines, laser cutting machines, CNC routers, drilling machines and grinders. Other types of CNC machines include swaging machines, power presses, arbour presses and bending rollers.
CNC milling machines perform complicated cutting operations, like rabbeting to routing, drilling, slot cutting and threading. CNC routers cut wood, plastics and sheet metal. CNC laser cutting machines create precise patterns in the same materials. CNC drilling machines bore holes into both objects and the earth. CNC grinders use a spinning wheel to grind down or shape surfaces. Swaging machines, power presses, arbour presses and bending rollers are primarily used for cutting and shaping sheet metal.