Computer-Controlled Machining

:sparkles: Updated for the latest Fab Academy * evaluation standards!

  • Group assignment
    • Test runout, alignment, speeds, feeds, and toolpaths for your machine
    • Document your work (in a group or individually)
  • Individual project
    • Make (design+mill+assemble) something big

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate 2D design development for CNC production
  • Describe workflows for CNC production

Have you?

  • Included ‘hero shot’ photos of final object
  • Linked to the group assignment page
  • Documented how you designed your object (something big)
  • Documented how you made your CAM-toolpath
  • Documented how you made something BIG (setting up the machine, using fixings, testing joints, adjusting feeds and speeds, depth of cut etc.)
  • Described problems and how you fixed them
  • Included your design files (Editable CAD files and final design files)


How big is big?

Answer: Life size, big enough to show you understand many of the possibilities of CNC machining - drill, pocket, dogbones, nesting, etc. At least 0.75m in one dimension.

Does it have to be wood or wood products?

Answer: No. But the lab is only responsible for providing you with a full size wood board (4x8 ft).

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