It’s great when you are able to do things right. It’s even better when you are able to do things right and get them done faster than expected. As a CNC router operator for I-5 Design and Manufacture, my goal is to create decor pieces accurately and intelligently. Honestly though, it’s not that hard when you are using a state of the art, computerized router which delivers precision up to the thousandths of an inch. Yes, that’s correct, I said thousandths of an inch. We use the router for creating décor elements out of aluminum, specialty metals, MDF, acrylic, lexan, sintra, and more. With all these materials it’s important that they fit together perfectly, but what’s pretty amazing to me is that with the precision we are also able to be more efficient as well as creative. How? By utilizing software that works in conjunction with the router, we are able to save time on things that before would have required tedious manual adjustments and labor. We also are able to be more creative because this software provides accurate 3D renderings of how the pieces will look before we have even routed into a single sheet of material. Accuracy, efficiency and creativity really can go hand in hand.