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CNC Fabrication

"CNC" stands for "Computer Numerically Controlled," and CNC Fabrication means "using computers to control machines to make stuff."

By using software to control hardware, we can easily turn our ideas into physical objects, test them, tweak them, and try again. This is called "Rapid Prototyping," and is the foundation of contemporary design.

The Maker Hubs CNC machines include 3D printers, a Laser Cutter, and a Vinyl Cutter. Each machine is best suited for different types of fabrication. Take a look at the pages for individual machines to learn more.

Note: Access to CNC Fabrication machines is restricted to those who have passed the Orientation Sessions for those machines. Please see our Workshops and Events page for the dates and times of our Orientation and Introductory Sessions.

 

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

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The Ultimaker 3D printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dimensional objects though th

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Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer

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The Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dime

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Taz 6 3D Printer

Lulzbot's Taz 6 printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dimensional objects though the

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Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

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This vinyl cutter uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric u

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Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner

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The Makerbot Digitizer is a 3D scanner that can turn real objects into digital 3D files suitable for printing. 

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VLS 4.60 Laser Cutter

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Laser cutters use a high-powered laser to cut and engrave wood, acrylic, metal, and other materials with extreme prec

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