November 2012 Archives

Routing Appointments/Hours

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The CNC Router Technician will be available Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact Robin at schwa966@umn.edu. Available dates/times can be found here:

Things to keep in mind for appointment sign-ups:

Consultations must be made before any machining and are used to look over or help you create your file, decide on your material and set toolpaths. Depending on the complexity of your project, consultations will take anywhere from 1-2 hours. The first half hour of file work is free, after that it is $20/hour of any additional file work.

Machining will be done after an initial consultation. Machining includes material setup, selecting tools, setting offsets and running the file/cutting the material. Depending on the complexity of the cut, machine time can take anywhere from a half hour to six hours plus. The technician will recommend how much machine time you should sign-up for based on your initial consultation. The estimated time should be tripled for actual run time, including material attachment, etc. Machine time is $5/15 minutes for Department of Art students, faculty and staff. For anyone outside of the Dept. of Art, the cost is $25/15 minutes.

Ultimately, the scheduling of CNC jobs is at the sole discretion of Workshop staff: we will prioritize jobs based on estimated cut time, staff workload and user preparation and availability.