About the CNC Router Lab
The CNC Lab is in the Feigenbaum Visual Arts Center in the Metal Shop. 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. It is not necessary to visit the Lab to make use of the CNC machine and please DO NOT visit the Lab without submitting an inquiry and scheduling a subsequent appointment. In order to make use the CNC Machine please submit a request for a cut below or submit an inquiry if you have any questions.
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.
TUTORIALS and RESOURCES