Subtractive fabrication is a common manufacturing process that produces durable and functional objects. This class will cover multiple techniques on machining and milling raw material into custom parts. We will focus on both traditional and digital fabrication tools: lathe, CNC router, 4 axis mill, etc. We will cover CAD, CAM, and machine setups as well as research affordable desktop milling solutions for personal shops.
The class will be hands on and fabrication heavy, paying close attention to precision, accuracy, and craftsmanship.
There will be weekly fabrication exercises, a midterm, and a final project. It’s mill-er time.