CNC

WELCOME TO CNC ROUTING AT UIC A + DS
These pages will be regularly updated throughout F/S semesters 2017-18.

CNC Scheduled Jobs



ALL CNC ROUTER QUESTIONS MUST BE DIRECTED TO:  
projectlabcnc@gmail.com

In order to use the CNC machines:
  • You must have a current authorization. Authorizations are valid for one year only (those oriented in Spring 2016 are valid through the end of Fall 2017)
    • Someone in your group must watch the Lynda tutorial. You will not have to do the RhinoCAM work yourself but will at least need to have a basic understanding of the process before submitting a file. 
  • You have a reservation for the date and time you wish to work. No walk-ins.
  • You are performing work for a class or research requiring digital fabrication. No contract work allowed!
  • Direct all questions and/or concerns to projectlabcnc@gmail.com

Rules and requirements for use are subject to change without prior notification.
















Steps for a Successful CNC Experience


1. Create your 3D model.

Make sure top put it in the template, available here.


  • Nested with a 1” border around the edge of your material.

    • A 1-inch border around all objects nested close by

    • An offset of each object with a 1” border.

      • Changed to a separate layer.

  • Make sure all machining lines have been “projected to Cplane”

  • No duplicate lines. Sel Dup..

  • Make sure no wall thickness is below ¼”

  • No models over 4” thickness in the z direction.


2. Submit your file for review and receive time estimate.

Before submitting your well-made file, you must download and complete a CNC Submission form, available here. Make sure you name the file appropriately (2015_MM-DD_LastName). If the job is split into multiple parts, you must submit each part as a separate file, designated with _01, _02, etc. at the end of the name. Then email the completed Submission Form and all model files to  CNC/projectlab email(projectlabcnc@gmail.com). Submitted jobs are reviewed M-F, 10am-3pm. After your job has been reviewed, you will be emailed back/ If a file is not suitable for milling, you will receive an email notifying you of common issues to give you a chanc

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