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CNC Machining

Universal creations offer quick, accurate CNC Routing / Cutting Services, Engraving and Design. We specialise in the design, fabrication and realisation of our customer’s ideas. With our 3 Axis and 4 Axis Machines, operated by our highly skilled technicians, we are capable of manufacturing all your products to exacting standards. CNC items can be offered as raw machined parts, or combined with our other in-house services to provide a comprehensive finished solution. Both small and large CNC batch runs can be accommodated.

With us it’s simple

Design – Quote – Payment – Production – Collection/Delivery



Our CNC Services

CNC Routing offers an incredibly accurate way of cutting sheet materials in any design imaginable. We can cut simple shapes to complex patterns, or detailed 3D reliefs /shapes. Our fast, quality services will provide you with accurately machined parts. Our services are suitable for many applications.

Film, TV, And Stage Whether it’s creating replica windows, doors, stage flooring, tile/brick wall panelling, signage and lettering, all will be completed to our high standards. From handheld props, to full set structures, no job is too small or too big.

Commercial Construction And Interior Design – CNC Cutting is a highly cost effective and time saving method to achieve a bespoke finish. Our CNC services for Interior Designers and Architects have many applications:

  • Staircases
  • Kitchens
  • Radiator Covers
  • Acoustic Panel
  • Wall Panelling
  • Screens/Grills

Artists – CNC Machining can open up a whole world of artistic expression. This allows artists to explore space and form through both 2D and 3D installations and sculptures, creating truly unique pieces of work.

Furniture Designers And Manufacturers – Our CNC services are perfect for creating affordable prototypes. The possibilities for potential products and components is limitless.

CNC Engraving

Engraving is a fantastic choice when it comes to adding detail to a piece. It’s also a great way to add a fun or unique touch when presenting your brand. Through the advancements in CNC, it is now easier than ever to create sophisticated logos, promotional and informational items for use in offices, hotels, and restaurants. Our CNC services are also the perfect choice when it comes to creating sets, stages, props and models. You should consider using our CNC engraving services if you need any of the following.

  • Personalised Items
  • Door Number Plates
  • Company Logos – Strong Branding
  • Screens Or Partitions
  • Floor Indicators
  • Signage
  • Product Detailing
  • Set Structures
  • Film Props/Models


With a constant stream of exciting new materials being developed for CNC cutting and engraving, the options available are constantly growing. The most common materials we work with are tried and tested.

MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) – A hugely popular choice for CNC routing and machining. Available in Standard MDF, Moisture Resistant MDF and Exterior MDF. Also available are an assortment of laminated MDFs.

Plywood – Plywood is another popular choice when it comes to CNC routing and machining. Plywood comes in many types, such as Shutter Plywood, Engineered Plywood, Marine Plywood, Veneer Plywood and Elliotis Plywood.

Polyurethane Model Board – Polyurethane Model Board is extremely popular for CNC machining due to being perfect for rapid prototyping and model/set making.

Polystyrene Sheet – Polystyrene Sheet is often routed using a CNC machine for its use in model making and packaging.

Perspex/Acrylic – Perspex and Acrylic is a popular choice for engraving for signage.

Di-Bond, Alupanel/Aluminium Composite – Di-Bond and Aluminium Composite sheet materials are a great alternative to other sheet metals, due to being rigid and light. This material is available in a range of brushed metal or coloured finishes, making it popular for engraving for interior/exterior signage, decorative wall panels and exhibition displays.

Soft/Thin Sheet Metals – Thin sheet metals are a fantastic choice for CNC machining if you want to add a touch of elegance or luxury.

Melamine/Laminates – Melanine/Laminates offer a huge range of options when it comes to CNC machining.

Other Wood – As well as being able to cut a range of MDF and Plywood, we can also cut a variety of Hardwoods, Oriented Strand Board and many others.

We have a wide range of materials in stock, working with a wide range of suppliers ensuring we have competitive rates and access to any material you may need for your project. We are also happy to use any sheets provided by you directly.

Technical Information

We operate flatbed CNC 3-axis and 4-axis routing machines, enabling us to efficiently produce work with great precision. Our 3-axis machines have a bed size to work with sheet materials in a size of 2440 x 1220mm (8′ x 4′). Our 4-axis machines have a larger bed size to work with material up to 3048 x 1524mm (10′ x 5′).

We also have an ATC (Auto Tool Change) rack with 8 positions. This allows us to save on production time. Our machines allow us to route, carve and engrave 3D images.

If you have Vector CAD files for your drawing, please send them with your enquiry. Having the drawings will speed up our quoting and production process. If you only have a basic sketch and do not have access to CAD software, we can also draw up your designs. If you do send in your drawing, please ensure the following:

  • Ensure the drawing is in DXF, EPS, AI, SKP or DWG format
  • Make sure the layers are named appropriately to help with identification
  • Let us know if the drawing is 1:1 in mm or otherwise


We provide a highly competitive service. As every project is unique in its own way, so too is our pricing. To provide the best price we price each project individually. We also like to give our clients the option to use our other services to enhance their project. This includes any spraying or assembly for example. Discounts may apply on any large or repeat jobs. We require full payment before starting any work. On occasion we will also accept an official purchase order.

We can offer delivery on a job by job basis. Please enquire to find out more.

Where Are We?

Universal Creations is a buzzing 7,000 square foot cutting-edge Studio, based in Ashford, Middlesex, just minutes from Shepperton Studios. We are also only 1 mile from the M25, the M3, and the A316. We have been providing services to the Film, TV and Construction Industries for over 7 years. Our focus is always exceptional quality and great service.