CNC Milling

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Safety

Due to the risk of bits breaking, material destruction, and heavy amounts of sawdust, CNC mills must be supervised at all times while in use, and users must wear safety glasses at all times.

Do not use headphones to listen to music, wear long untied hair, dangling clothing or jewelry, or open-toed shoes while in the wood shop. Stay safe!

Our CNC Mills

We require that you take an authorization workshop with us prior to using the CNC mills.

Inventables XCarve

  • Capable of cutting and carving woods, plastics, and some softer metals
  • 29.5″ x 29.5″ x 2.5″ bed size (though materials longer than the machine can be carved)
  • Uses standard router bits
  • Uses Inventables’ Easel browser software for interfacing

Bantam Tools Desktop OtherMill

  • Incredibly high precision for cutting and engraving circuit boards and PCBs, as well as woods, plastics, and metals
  • 5.5″ × 4.5″ × 1.6″ bed size
  • Uses Otherplan app and Fusion 360 for slicing and interfacing

Provided Materials and Software

Available Materials

  • 1/8″ Baltic Birch plywood, 12″ x 12″ and 12″ x 24″ sheets
  • 1/8″ acrylic plastic, 12″ x 24″ sheets (when available)
  • Various 1/2″ plywood scraps

Software

  • Easel, the interfacing software for the XCarves, is a free browser-based program that requires a USB connection directly to the mill
  • The Othermill uses Otherplan and Fusion 360, which are free but not currently installed on lab computers

Machine Instructions

If you need a refresher after your workshop, visit our Machine Instructions page for workshop syllabi.