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Milling at U-SoA

At the Model Shop, students have access to a new ShopBot PRS Alpha CNC in addition to an older ShopBot Buddy CNC. The PRS Alpha has a 48” x 96” bed, a 14” Z axis, a more powerful spindle and faster travel speeds. It is also equipped with an automatic 10 tool changer and a hold down vacuum system. The ShopBot Buddy has a bed size of 24” x 48”.

For More Information Download:

UM_SoA_CNC Guide

Capabilities:

CNC 3 Axis Milling on projects up to 48” x 96”

Reserving Time:

Please reserve time to review your cut files with a CNC approved operator. After the files have been reviewed the CNC operator will schedule an appointment for cutting. Your material must already be located in the shop, prior to file review.

Milling Your Files:

Once the mill file has been completed and your appointment has been scheduled. Please come to the Model Shop 30 minutes prior to your start time to prepare your material and warm up the spindle.

Acceptable Materials:

Plywood
Hardwood
Acrylic
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Aluminum

Additional Materials may be cut with Lab Assistant Approval.

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