CNC Router and Mill

CNC Router

The CNC Router is a 3-axis method of subtractive manufacturing 3D models. It has a large work area (600mm x 400mm x 120mm), and is ideal for cutting a range of resistant materials such as hard and soft wood, plastic, modelling foam, acrylic and prototyping material. To operate this machine you will need to produce a g-code. There is a range of software available to create the g-code, but Fusion360 is the University recommended software package. Once you have a g-code you will need to open it in Denfords VR milling software and set your tool and work offsets. This machine uses quick change tool holders to make changing tools mid programme easy. The tool library for this machine is available here.

CNC Mill

The CNC Mill is a 3-axis method of subtractive manufacturing 3D models. It has a work area of 250mm x 160mm x 235mm, and is ideal for cutting a range of  resistant materials such as wax, plastic, acrylic, free cutting alloys, aluminium and steel. To operate this machine you will need to produce a g-code. There is a range of software available to create the g-code, but Fusion360 is the University recommended software package. Once you have a g-code you will need to open it in Denfords VR milling software and set your tool and work offsets. This machine has an Auto tool change for up to 6 tools. The tool library for this machine is available here.