Rapid Prototyping: CNC Router
Computerized carving for 2d and 3d projects
***WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE***
December 13 - 22, 9am-5pm, by appointment only*
December 23 - January 7, shop closed
January 8 - 15, 9am-5am, by appointment only*
***ENJOY YOUR BREAK***
*To schedule a shop use appointment, please email the appropriate studio manager(s).
Fall 2023 Hours:
Closed Sunday & Monday
The Fabrication Shops will be closed for Labor Day Saturday September 2-Monday September 4, re-opening Tuesday September 5.
*During the last 30 minutes of shop hours, only clean up is permitted.
Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may reserve and use the CNC Router after completing a CNC orientation.
Users will first book a "file prep" appointment to have their file inspected by studio staff and assist in the creation of tool paths. Once that has been accomplished, and your file has been approved by a staff member. Both reservations may be booked 1 week in advance, so allow up to 2 weeks for your manufacturing timeline during high use time periods.
Due to academic program needs and the large volume of students that this space supports, the CNC Router is not available to for alumni access.
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About the Rapid Prototyping: CNC Router
The CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Router is a 3 axis tool is capable of cutting and carving materials up to 3 x 48 x 96 inches in size.
The CNC Router can accept files designed in a variety of 2D and 3D modeling platforms. The primary CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software that we use to drive the machine is RhinoCam.
Specializing in These Materials
- Insulation Foam
Tools and Equipment
- Multicam 3000 CNC Router with 6 bay automatic tool changer
- How to reserve Rapid Prototyping Studio Equipment
- Multicam CNC Router Orientation and Guide
- Rhino Cam Tool Library for Student Use (updated Mar 2018)
- File Setup
- Patron Portal - Tool Reservation System
- Getting Started with RhinoCAM (PDF):
- RhinoCAM 2.5- 3 operation set up video:
- CNC handbook
- CNC basics Guide
- Payment and Fines