CNC Routed Furniture

CNC Router,Reference — Ali Momeni @ 10:12 pm

Many examples of furniture CNC routed.

DUE Mar. 5: 3d printing final project documentation

3D Printer,Assignment,Description,Technique — Ali Momeni @ 5:21 am

Please post Rhino files and photos of finished project (with solid color background) to this blog.


DUE Mar. 5: “holder” with 2.5 axis CNC routing

Assignment,CNC Router,Description,Technique — Ali Momeni @ 5:20 am

Design and build a holder using 2.5 axis routing techniques introduced this week.  The holder can function for people (chair, stool, bench, head-rest) or for things (book shelf, laptop stand, table).  Consider using .75″ or 1″ MDF as your material.

Post Rhino files and images of the finished piece on this blog.

Should reservations availability on the Morrison CNC router post a problem, please contact Ali and Zach by email.

Pop Up Fabrication- microscale fabricating

Reference,Theory — arothera @ 6:45 pm

Notes on RhinoCam for 2.5 Axis CNC Routing

CNC Router,Reference — Ali Momeni @ 4:21 pm
NOTES on processing your design for 2.5 axis routing job:
  • open Machine Operations (MOP) Browser from “RhinoCam 2.0” menu
  • open Tool Library Browser from the “RhinoCam 2.0” menu
  • In the MOP window, under the “Create” tab, click on “Stock – None” and indicate the size of your stock material [brownish stock material should be visualized]
  • Under the “Create” tab of the MOP window, select “Profiling” from the “2.5 Axis”
  • Under the “Maching Features/Regions” tab, indicate the curves in your design that are to be profiled
  • Under the “Tools” tab, indicate the tool you wish to use for .
  • Under the “Feeds and Speeds” tab, indicate appropriate parameters (refer to CMU dFAB “White Book”)
  • Under the “Cut Levels” tab, indicate “Total Cut Depth” (thickness of your material for profiling) as well as the number of passes (“Rough Depth/Cut”)
  • Under the “Cut Parameters” tab, select “Outside” or “Inside” depending on the type of profiling
  • If your design requires “inside edge” profiling as well as “outside edge”, repeat the above steps for your inside profiles also

NOTES on creating designs in Rhino for 2.5-axis routing:

  • Create two rectangular curves that represent the bottom and top surfaces of your stock material
  • Place bottom left corner of your stock material at the origin
  • Your geometry (all curves) should be planar and placed at the TOP of your stock material


  • In your RhinoCam generated g-code, change “M61” to “M61.1” in order to turn on only the front 1/2 the vacuum table

Xia Xiao Wan

Artists,Reference — mperim @ 4:24 pm



Xia Xiao Wan makes ethereal three dimensional sculptures by layering painted plexiglass.


3D Printer — arothera @ 3:43 am

“Form Study”

(by no means does he write that these are dildos)




Links from Facade Conference

Artists,Reference — Ali Momeni @ 12:12 am

Two delicious stacks of links about

Also don’t forget to return to the 8 Spruce building by Gehry Architects.  What window washing facilities they designed….

Reference,Shopping — nathantrevino @ 3:03 pm

This is a 3D printing on demand website. They will print objects that you have created

Exoskeletal Hand – Single Enhanced Finger

Assignment,Laser Cutter,Technique — hermanalan @ 2:27 pm
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