CNC | Router Materials

If your stock material is not on this list, then you should NOT CUT IT until written permission is provided by

Approved & Standardized materials


  • Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Plywood
    • Check MSDS for toxins in the glue


  • Blue Foam
    • Sold by Technology Lab

Prohibited materials


  • MDF
    • MDF contains Formaldehyde and should be purchase by specific vendors to acquire a NAF MDF (no added formaldehyde).
    • We don't recommend using this material due to the efforts needed to purchase a sheet.

Special Request Materials

Due to hazards such as and combustion concerns, some materials are approved for use only after the project has been communicated with the team at and your instructor is cc'd on the email.


  • Acrylic (Polymethyl methacrylate)
    • Lucite
    • Plexiglas


  • Aluminum Sheets
  • Aluminum Block Stock