Popular across the world, manufactured boards are the ideal choice for timber workshops using CNC production.

Working with Engineered Timber Boards

Engineered timber products are a common choice for joiners, cabinet makers, shopfitters and sign makers. A cost-effective material available in large formats, manufactured boards such as MDF, chipboard and plywood have found a home in most timber workshops. Featuring consistent sizes, densities and thicknesses, manufactured boards are highly compatible with a wide variety of woodworking products.

The uniformity of manufactured products makes them ideal for 3 axis CNC processing. Products such as cabinets, feature panels and furniture are simple and reliable to produce with the help of precision CNC tooling. Panel Tools offers a range of innovative 3 axis CNC tooling products that are compatible with all manufactured timber boards. Our tooling solutions provide consistent results, high quality finishes and higher feed rates that all serve to improve production speeds and customer satisfaction.

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The Application

  • Nesting

  • Door Profiling

  • Drilling

  • Surfacing


Nesting CNC machines have been widely adopted in cabinetry due to their efficiency and accuracy in batch-size-one applications. A key focus for modern manufacturers is achieving the maximum uptime and speed on these machines as they can be the limiting factor on the output of the operation. Advanced machinery have high travel speeds but the interface between the machine and the end product is the tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can CNC machines cut engineered timber boards?

Used in manufacturing all over the world, the uniformity of engineered timber boards makes them perfect for both high and low volume CNC manufacturing.

What types of boards can CNC cut?

With the right tooling, CNC machines can be used to cut, shape and carve composite timber panels, plywood, MDF, chipboard and more.

Are MDF and plywood bad for CNC tools?

Due to their density and bonding glues, both plywood and MDF can reduce the life of CNC tools. To increase tool life and condition, choose tooling that has been designed to cut the materials you are working with.

Are CNC machines cost-effective for manufacturing?

While CNC machines can represent a major outlay, for high volume timber panel manufacturers the versatility, accuracy and automation they offer makes CNC machines highly cost-effective.

How can I speed up my CNC machine?

The feed rate of a CNC router depends on the material being processed and the tooling being used. Manufacturing speeds can be improved by using appropriately sized tooling that is designed to dispose of chips quickly.

Find the Tools You Need

Panel Tools supplies a range of CNC tooling and custom solutions designed to push the limits of your equipment and drive the industry forward with innovative processes.


A common sight in the woodworking industry, 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines have revolutionised timber manufacturing, and our CNC tooling delivers more processing versatility than ever before.


We supply tooling to suit the manufacturing processes of all woodworking industries, including cabinet makers, shopfitters, sign makers, furniture makers and more.


Unlocking the potential of your CNC processes means exploring new and varied materials. Our range of CNC tooling can be designed to work with everything from chipboard to composites and more.