CNC Instructions for use at the College:
a) The use of the CNC by students is restricted to academic projects only.
b) Students may not operate the CNC. Only trained personnel may operate the CNC. Unauthorized use of the CNC will result in immediate suspension of lab privileges.
c) Students may not submit files to the CNC until they have read and agreed to all notices and guidelines.
d) Students are expected to maintain a high level of respect for the CNC operator.
e) When submitting, please save your file in the following format:
f) The following are the file formats we are currently able to open: .dwg, .dxf, .3dm, .3ds, .stl, .igs, .obj
g) Please specify if units used in the file are millimeters, meters, inches, or feet.
The CNC equipment is only operated by our staff members. For file preparation and submission please refer to them until the online documentation is ready.
All material which we use on the CNC is available in the shop. Please ask. Or provide your own material.
Specification of Part structure
All geometry must have closed seams (or a water tight object). Open seams will result in an inaccurate CAM file result.
This is the responsibility of the student, any errors will not plot an accurate file and files will have to be corrected and re-submitted.
see instructions at the 3d printing site: 3D Printing Tutorials
Scheduling your project
1. Due to the nature of the payment/ cutting process, once a project is begun, it must be completed in its entirety.
2. Projects will be completed on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no exceptions. Please plan accordingly.
3. Students will be allowed to submit additional files for review, only after their name has been "worked" off the list and if there are other students in line. The only exception to this rule is that if the file problem is on the CAM side, CNC or that the queue is totally empty, a student may sign up for one additional project.
4. Make sure you have enough money on your account before submitting a job.