The CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Router is a MultiCam 3000, capable of cutting a variety of materials up to 5 x 48 x 96 inches in size.
Like the laser cutters and 3D printer, the router can run CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) files generated from a variety of software. The primary CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software that we use to drive the machine is RhinoCam.
Students and faculty members who wish to use the router need to attend an orientation (separate from the general RP Studio orientation) to familiarize themselves with the policies and capabilities of the router.
Following the completion of an orientation, users are set up with an account that allows them to schedule an appointment.
When an appointment is made, please review your file with the Rapid Prototyping studio manager or a trained CNC monitor before your appointment.
Any questions about file format, materials, tools, etc., should be directed to the Rapid Prototyping Studio by emailing CNCRouter@cca.edu before scheduling an appointment.
Please understand it will probably take more than one appointment to complete your project. No fees for using CCA equipment are charged, but it is up to users to supply their own materials and potentially purchase their own cutting tools.
The Rapid Prototype studio manager will determine these factors after reviewing your request.