CNC LAB

 About the CNC Router Lab

The CNC Lab is in the Feigenbaum Visual Arts Center 103. The CNC Machine is a Laguna Swift Series 48 x 96 with an effective cutting area of 48″ x 96″ x 8″. The CNC Lab is available to all students and faculty at Union College. Students and Faculty can submit files online below or get certified to make cuts anytime! See the link below for certification. Visit the Lab or submit an inquiry to see what we can do for you!

How can we help?

Below are some examples of the resources and services the CNC Lab provides for students and faculty. We can assist with research, coursework, individual projects or just simple experimentation. We are here to help so please feel free to stop by the Lab during our open hours or submit an inquiry if you have any questions.

Questions?

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN INQUIRY

 

Ready to get started CNC Cutting?

SUBMIT YOUR 2D (DXF) OR 3D (STL) FILES HERE  (units set to INCHES)

 

Fall 2022 CNC Lab Schedule

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY THE LAB IN WOLD 103 DURING OUR OPEN HOURS!

Get Certified to Submit Files Anytime! 

GET CERTIFIED TO MAKE FILES FOR THE CNC

It is now possible for students and faculty to get certified to create their own CNC files. This is important if you intend to use the machine often and will allow you a more streamlined experience with less waiting, less coordination and MORE learning moments. See what it takes to control the machine rather than just submitting cut jobs. There is a 2 part certification. Part 1 is to read the CNC basics to get an understanding of the machine and the capabilities. Part 2 is the completion of a software tutorial where you will learn how to make files for the machine. Once you make the files you can submit them to be cut and you will be placed on the certified list.

 

CNC CERTIFICATION PART 1 (CNC BASICS)

CNC CERTIFICATION PART 2 (SOFTWARE TUTORIAL)

DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE FILES

 


 

 

TUTORIALS and RESOURCES

Cutting Checklist

Feeds and Speeds Information

V Carve Pro CAM Software Videos

General CNC Milling Tutorials 

 


 

CNC Equipment