Computer-Controlled Machining

  • group project

test runout, alignment, speeds, feeds, and toolpaths for your machine

  • individual project

Make something big (on a CNC machine).

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate 2D design development for CNC production

  • Describe workflows for CNC production

Have you:

  • Explained how you made your files for machining (2D or 3D)

  • Shown 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 and ‘hero shot’ photos of final object


How big is big?


  1. Big enough to show you understand many of the possibilities of CNC machining - drill, pocket, dogbones, nesting, etc.

Does it have to be wood or wood products?


  1. No. But the lab is only responsible for providing you with a full size wood board.