CNC router

The Create and Maker Space has a Roland Modela MDS-50 milling machine for members to use

What is a CNC router?

A CNC router is a computer-controlled machine for cutting and routing in 3D space. It is used to cut and shape 3D objects out of a hard block material. It is an example of subtractive manufacturing.

What can you do with it?

A CNC router can be used for creating more durable prototypes and models out of wood, foam, and MDF. CNC routers machine objects to a very high degree of finishing, meaning items will be true to form. This will typically be used when the user wishes to produce items that are more durable, and of a higher quality than 3D printing.

How to get started…

You need gain access to the Create and Maker Space, so if you haven’t already, gain access today! Once you’ve done that, complete our CNC router training session and then you’re all set to unleash your potential.

To help you create what you imagine, we’ve put together a user guide, an inspire guide and offer regular workshops (via what’s on). Plus we have trained creative technologists onsite to lend a hand.