There are several tools that can be used for composite routing. Specialized composite drill bits can be used in composite routers, such as the fiber metal router. There are even machines that can make engraving machines suitable for composite routing.
Fiber glass, fiber metals and other such materials are the most common materials that composite drill bits are used for. The fiber metal composite routers are similar to CG tools, but they have enhanced tooth designs that allow them to cut into the fiber metals and other materials more quickly and easily than previous technologies. These composite routing tools also have clean-out flutes that make the material removal process quicker and easier, and results in a cleaner finish.
A new line of top loading cutters is available now, as well, which make it possible to turn top loading engraving machines into composite routers. Solid carbide composite routers that are made of premium micro grain carbide produce fast, clean cuts in plastic and aluminum materials. These composite routing tools allow people to route and engrave on the same machine, with a variety of diameters and even custom sizes.