Computer-Controlled Machining

:sparkles: Updated for 2024 evaluation standards!

  • Group assignment:

    • Complete your lab's safety training
    • Test runout, alignment, fixturing, speeds, feeds, materials and toolpaths for your machine
    • Document your work to the group work page and reflect on your individual page what you learned
  • Individual project

    • Make (design+mill+assemble) something big

Learning outcomes

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

Have you answered these questions?

  • 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 and 'hero shot' of your final product


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. It should be roughly one meter in at least 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).

:wink: Have a question or feedback? Use this quick link to open an issue in GitLab class repo!

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