Computer-Controlled Machining

Make something big (on a CNC machine).

Learning outcomes:

  • Document the process of design and production to demonstrate correct workflows and identify areas for improvement if needed

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: 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?

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

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