Computer-Controlled Machining

:confused: Not yet updated for 2020 evaluation standards

  • Group assignment

    • Test runout, alignment, speeds, feeds, and toolpaths for your machine
  • Individual project

    • Make (design+mill+assemble) something big.

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?

Answer: 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?

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