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About us

Southwest CNC Limited are a small family run business situated in South Devon, UK.

Our aim is to deliver value and quality for both trade and hobbyists alike. Taking advantage of recent advances in CNC machine parts that are cost effective in comparison to previous solutions and by building and servicing our own machines, we keep our overheads low allowing us to pass on our savings to our clients.

With over 10 years’ experience in Computer Aided Design and Computer Numerically Controlled Machining, we use top industry standard software, AutoCAD and SolidWorks for all our design and cam tool path creations. And benefit from their high speed machining techniques.

Here at Southwest CNC we prefer simplicity, unlike many companies, our fees are quoted by a fixed hourly rate which is where feasible, based solely on the estimated machining time calculated in our cam software.

Looking for cnc routing devon, And would like to visit our workshop, Please do call and arrange an visit, We are delighted to show clients the machinery and processes.

Whether it is cutting or just a design service you require, we are more than happy to quote or advise... Simply use our quote request form here, or call us on: 01752 656766
or
07925319322
Thank You.


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Precision Models

We are regularly commissioned to cut and re-draft models for students, trade and hobby.

Do you have paper plans that you would like parts cut for? We offer 2.5d CNC routing service and cad drafting service both at the same competitive fixed hourly rate.



(Paper plans need will need to be submitted to us in image format or pdf, This can be done on our quote form here.)
Dragknife Cutting

We use Donek toolings drag knifes for precise cutting of soft materials.

Materials we cut with dragknife are: Foam, Flexible Pvc, Rubber, Card & Cardboard, Leather, Wood Veneers, Pre Preg Carbon Fiber, Lexan Film, UHMW Polyethylene, Corrugated Plastics (Coroplast), Vinyl, Fiberglass Sheet, kevlar.

If a soft material you are looking to have cnc dragknife cut is not on the list above, please enquire.




(Paper plans need will need to be submitted to us in image format or pdf, This can be done on our quote form here.)
2D + 3D Drafting Service

With over ten years’ experience in computer aided design, We understand what is required when drafting older or paper format drawings into digital masters. We produce stunning 3d photo realistic images and models for demonstrations and communicating designs along with professional CAM ready 2d drafts if required.

By taking advantage of the latest releases in both leading CAD software packages, Autocad and Solidworks, we can deliver almost every drawing, part or assembly format used in modern processes today, along with refined CAM files with high speed machining techniques to send directly to a CNC mill or laser cutter if required.

Being a small family run business we offer all our services at an excellent fixed hourly rate of £20 per hour with detailed session times for accurate billing. Please feel free to email us with your drafting requirements and files via our quote form, for a free no-obligation quote. Thank you.

(Paper plans need will need to be submitted to us in image format or pdf, This can be done on our quote form here.

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cnc routing uk - (c)www.southwestcnc.co.uk
2.5d CNC Cutting Service

Our cnc cutting service is excellent value for both hobbists and trade, and our fees, unlike many other companies, are based solely on cutting time which is calculated by our state-of-the-art machining software.

Our machines boast a resolution of just 0.05mm, and currently have a maximum cutting area or 2440mm x 1220mm and able to cut materials up-to 6" in depth.

Some of the materials we work with:
  • Plastics: ABS, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, PVC, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Cast and Extruded Acrylic, HDPE, UHMW, Marine PVC, Lexan, Phenolic, Sintra, Nylon, Lucite, Solid Surface Materials, Luan, PET, Acetate, VHMW, Mica.
  • Wood:Pine, Soft Maple, Fir, Spruce, Hemlock, Cedar, Redwood, OSB, MDF, Melamine, Particle Board, Plywood, Masonite.
  • Foam: EVA, Precision Board, Sign Foam, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Styramfoam, Polyurethane, Foam Rubber, Silicone Rubber, Urethane.
  • Metal: Aluminum, Honeycomb Aluminum, Copper Foil.
  • Other: Machinable Wax, Ren Board, Vinyl Coated Panels, Gypsum, Butter Board, Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, Magnetic Rubber Mats, Composites, Leather, Wood Veneers, Delrin, Mat Board, Rubber, Modeling Clay. Cardboard.

    (If a material you would like cut is not listed above, please enquire)
    Design service available or simply supply us with your designs. Need software? Free CAD software links can be found here.

  • Engraving And Carving

    Looking for quality computer numerically controlled engraving/etching? We are equipt to produce both fine line and deep v carved engravings, on cylindrical as well as flat surfaces.

    We also produce stunning 2.5D carvings with resolutions as low as 0.05mm, subsequently our finishes and accuracy are of high quality.

    typical materials we can engrave or carve are:
  • Plastics: ABS, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, PVC, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Cast and Extruded Acrylic, HDPE, UHMW, Marine PVC, Lexan, Phenolic, Sintra, Lucite, Solid Surface Materials, Luan, PET, Acetate, VHMW, Mica.
  • Wood:Pine, Soft Maple, Fir, Spruce, Hemlock, Cedar, Redwood, OSB, MDF, LDF, Melamine, Particle Board, Plywood, Masonite.
  • Metal: Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Mild Steel, Stainless, Honeycomb Aluminum.
  • Other: Machinable Wax, Ren Board, Vinyl Coated Panels, Gypsum, Butter Board, Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, Magnetic Rubber Mats, Composites, Leather, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood Veneers, G10, Delrin, Mat Board, Rubber, Modeling Clay. Cardboard.

    (If a material you would like engraved or carved is not listed above, please enquire)
    Design service available or simply supply us with your designs for a free quotation.

    (Paper plans need will need to be submitted to us in image format or pdf, This can be done on our quote form here.
  • Drawing Formats

    Our various software packages cover a wide range of formats so we will most likely have no trouble viewing your files however, here is a list of drawing formats we can currently use and export:

    dxf, dwg, catpart, dwfx, dwf, easm, iam, idw, ipj, ipn, ipt, jt, pdf, sldprt, sldasm, sldbombt, slddrt, slddrw, slddwg, sldgtolfvt, sldholtbt, sldmat, sldrevtbt, sldtbt, sldwldtbt, step, stl, stp, tf, w2d, w3d, xlo, x_b, x_t, asmprp, drwdot, drwprp, e3d, edrw, edw, eprt, iges, igs, lin, prt, prtdot, prtprp, idea, fh, fxg, gif, png, jpeg, pic, pct, emf, wmf, eps, epsf, ps, doc, txt, rtf, cdr, cgm, tif, tiff, psd, pdd, bmp, pcx, pxr, tga, vda, icb, vst, svgz, svg, ai, ait, crv, stl.

    if your file(s) in any other extension than the ones listed above, please contact us as we may be able to advise on how to translate them to a supported format. Thank you!
    Free Cad Software

    Onshape - https://www.onshape.com/

    Written by Solidworks designers, Onshape is the first cloud based cad software that runs within a web browser or mobile device, and saves to multiple industry standard formats. For a limited time you can request a beta invite which entitles you to save up to 5 projects for free. Onshape is set out similar to an Autocad product, in its ease of use and short learning curve, it is good for both beginner designers and as competent as a fully-fledged cad program. We here at Southwest CNC are very impressed by Onshape, and highly recommend.

    Autocad 360® - https://www.autocad360.com/free-cad-software/

    AutoCAD 360® is the official free CAD software from industry-recognized Autodesk®. Get started using AutoCAD 360 on your desktop or laptop via your web browser, or download the iOS or Android app to access it on your smartphone or tablet. - Free download available to students, faculty, military veterans, and anyone who is unemployed that has previously worked in the AEC industry.

    DraftSight® CAD Software - http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/overview/

    Allows you to access existing DWG files and create new ones at a fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products. DraftSight has a familiar user interface and a minimal learning curve that facilitates an easy transition from your current CAD application. - Free download available to students, hobbyists and individuals.

    Rhino® 5.0 - http://www.rhino3d.com/download/

    Rhino® 5- Versatile 3d modelling software, Rhino can create, edit, analyse and translate NURBS curves, surfaces and solids - - there are no limits on complexity, degree or size. Rhino has the accuracy needed to design, prototype, engineer, analyse and manufacture anything from aircraft to jewellery and reads and writes data in most industry standard 2D and 3D formats. - Free 30 day trial.

    Google Sketchup Make® - http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make

    Create any shape you can imagine. SketchUp's ... SketchUp is hands-down the most intuitive and easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet. - Basic package 100% free

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