The CNC service is not available during summer. Service resumes week 3 of Fall 2019

When in service, the CNC service operates from 10am to 6pm. Maximum 2 CNC jobs can be scheduled in a single day.

CNC Schedule


CNC Policies

In order to use the CNC service...

  • You must be at least in your 3rd year of your degree track
  • You must have a current authorization. Authorizations are valid for one year only (those oriented in Spring 2017 are valid through the end of Fall 2018)

    • If your authorization for CNC is not up to date, reach out to your faculty to schedule a class authorization

    • If only a small group of student in your class/section need to use the CNC, email to schedule a small group authorization.
  • You must reserve CNC time after you submit your file for review and receive time estimate.

  • You are performing work for a class or research requiring digital fabrication. No contract work or personal projects allowed!

  • All materials (MDF, foam, plywood, wood) must be processed and cut to size before your scheduled CNC time.

  • Arriving later than 15 minutes for your scheduled CNC time will result in forfeiting your scheduled time slot and being moved to the back of the queue

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( 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