CNC Milling

Computer Numerical Controller (CNC) Milling is a machining process which utilizes rotary cutters in order to remove material. Similar to drilling and cutting machines, milling allows the user to achieve many of the same operations. However, the CNC Mill is able to move along multiple axes, thus creating different shapes unable to be obtain readily on conventional drilling and cutting machines.
Essentially, any material that can be cut and/or drilled can be machined by a CNC Mill. However, most of the work performed on the machines used at Rutgers Makerspace is in foam, wood and MDF.

Suitable Materials:

 

Mini CNC Engraver*

ShopBOT Buddy**

Foam

MDF

Wood

PVC

Rubber

Plastic

PCB Circuit Board

*Mini CNC Engraver nominal cutting area: 12" x 18" x 1"
**ShopBOT Buddy nominal cutting area: 24" x 32" x 5"