An indigenous Computer Numerical Controller (CNC) router, which is used for computerised wood carving, has been developed by a wood designer in the city as an alternative to the imported CNC routers.

Vemula Ramesh, who runs Sree Lakshmi Decors located near Vijaya Talkies centre, said on Sunday that the latest technologies in wood carving have widened the scope of designs and business in the category of door and other frame makings with the help of CNC router.

Mr. Ramesh, who dropped out of Intermediate in Khammam district, took to innovative technologies that led him to enter Autonagar and start his own innovative venture. He said that during his visit to a Chennai trade fair, the manufacturing of CNC routers caught his attention and he went on to take it up with a passion.

Pointing out that these routers used to be made only abroad till now Ramesh said that increasing demand in the local market encouraged local manufacturers also to start making these routers so that it will boost the growth of wood carving business. Wood carving through CNC router would have many opportunities and benefits, including speed and lesser manufacturing time.

“In the case of manual carving, it used to take a lot of time and effort. Moreover, the costs involved in this were also higher. But with this latest technology, wood carving has become affordable and accessible,” he said.

Ramesh said that in India, many people were still using CNC routers manufactured abroad but this was not helpful in getting the required depth and quality in the carving of designs.

Moreover, the foreign-manufactured routers were not having the range of design features to meet the needs of Indian tastes and traditions.

Many people who bought foreign routers started facing problems soon as they were not able to satisfy the needs of customers fully.

The indigenous routers were made with features to suit the cultural and traditional needs of local people.

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