Compact CNC tackles more than wood

NextWaveAutomationThe CNC Piranha XL from Next Wave Automation is said to take its Piranha series one step closer to a full size CNC for the fraction of the price.

The 12 x 24 in. table makes it suitable for projects like carvings, plaques, ornamental boxes and precision parts machined from wood, soft metals or plastics.

With its 3D carving capability, including a 3D models library, users can carve corbels, cut intricate inlays and engravings.

Work can be designed with the included VCarve Desktop V8 Design software.

The program can be saved directly to a USB flash drive, plug it into the Pendant where the file is selected, and the machine starts by hitting the run button.