CNC Routers & Aluminum CNC Routing

Need to quickly, effectively, and efficiently process a wide range of metals, including aluminum? Using a CNC router, such as the C.R. Onsrud, or aluminum CNC routing is the perfect route for you.

CR Onsrud CNC Router

A CNC router is a versatile processing machine used to cut various materials, including aluminum, steel, brass, copper, stone, composites, plastics, glass, wood, and foams. But instead of routing by hand, tooling and cutting are controlled via the computer.

CNC routers are automated and controlled by computer and software applications. CNC routers receive design data (CAD) and the computer control translates it into programming codes (CAM). These codes contain the instructions for the tool head on how to move when to move, and where to move.

Today’s CNC routers use vacuum holding techniques that cut the needed parts in an efficient “nest” from a full sheet of material. Jig or fixtures can be quickly mounted for parts requiring edge milling or drilling. 

What are the Benefits of CNC Routing?

CNC routers have become one of the most commonly used machines in industrial shops today, especially for cutting and processing metal. When processing metals, including aluminum, CNC routers provide a host of advantages:

Fast. The movements and spindle speeds of a CNC router are much faster than the speed of a CNC milling machine. This makes for quicker processing, which is ideal if you need to make large quantities of a single part.

Efficient. CNC routers can accomplish multiple operations on a single part without repositioning. When the part is removed, it is finished. That reduces production time and produces less waste.

Consistent. CNC routers create near-identical parts every time with a minimum of error.

Versatile. CNC routers can be used to repeat the same cutting and processing on a piece or create one-time, specialized designs.

Compact. CNC routers used to be large and take up a lot of room but now come in compact designs for smaller shops. Because they are designed to handle lighter materials, CNC routers are significantly lighter than milling machines, which need to be larger to hold harder metals steady.

Easy to operate. Since Routers are run with computer software, CNC Routers are fully automated machines capable of running on their own.

Serving Your Industry

CNC routing, and/or aluminum CNC routing is used to process and machine metal, plastic, foam, wood, honeycomb, and other composite components and parts to precise sizes and shapes in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Transportation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Military
  • Electronics Marine
  • Signs
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Retail Display Builders
  • Building Construction
  • Electric Generation Industries


CNC routers can produce and process hinges and pipe fittings, corrosion-resistant components for boats and ships, and other vital parts for the transportation industry.

C.R. Onsrud: Your CNC Router Partner

CNC routers come in all different shapes and sizes. You need to make sure you’re getting high-quality equipment to get high-quality performance.

Southern States Machinery supplies high-performing, long-lasting CNC routers manufactured by C.R. Onsrud.

CNC routers from C.R. Onsrud can be found in the manufacturing facilities of many of the largest brands in the world – Boeing, Goodyear, Steinway & Sons. The company has been around for over 100 years, manufacturing machines that cut and process wood, metals, composite materials, plastics, and more.

CNC routers from C.R. Onsrud are more versatile, more accurate, safer, and easier to operate than any other CNC routers on the market. The design, engineering, and production teams tirelessly craft build, fine-tune and test each machine. Every product that departs CR Onsruds facility is a unique and exceptional workhorse created to meet your specific manufacturing needs.

No matter whether you operate a small machine shop or a large-scale industrial machining facility, Southern States Machinery supplies high-quality, high-performing CNC routers from C.R. Onsrud to create the precision parts your need.

C.R. Onsrud provides the innovative features you expect from an industry-leading manufacturer of metal fabricating equipment:

  • Customized to fit our exact needs
  • Versatile
  • Deliver accurate, precise cutting and design
  • Help reduce waste
  • Ease of operation
  • Maximize productivity and profitability

Southern States Machinery has served fabricators, manufacturers, and related businesses with the latest in fabrication and machine tool technology for more than a quarter of a century. We’re a one-call resource for the latest fabrication technology. Contact us today to learn more about how we can serve your CNC routers and aluminum CNC routing needs.