General Use Policy

The CNC machines in the Architectural Engineering Maker Space (AEMS) shop are intended to be used primarily by the Architectural Engineering (AE) program for academic projects.  If no AE students need the machines, they are open for use by other members of the University community for academic or work purposes.

The following guide is meant to give the reader an overview of the key concepts and process of CNC work in AEMS. CNC (Computer Numeric Control) processes can take many forms, and while some of the principles in this manual will universally apply to all CNC machining, most of the specifics are for the type of machining that we perform in AEMS.  The nature of CNC is that every project is unique and presents its own challenges.  For this reason, the operation of the machine is restricted to AEMS staff only.