The fabrication space houses two desktop Carvey CNC machines and an acrylic bender. These pieces of equipment are typically used in various fabrication courses offered in CAAD.
Carvey’s are a small desktop CNC router with an enclosed cutting chamber. The Carvey makes 2.5D cuts and can engrave flat areas that are at various depths, with cutting depth varying based on bit sizes. Maximum stock size is 290mm X 200mm, thickness varies.
ABS, Acrylic, HDPE, hard and soft woods of any natural wood species, Corian, machinable circuit board blanks, Delrin, expanded PVC, and machinable foam can be used on the Carveys.
This table top machine uses a heating element to heat acrylic sheets to a malleable temperature. A clamping jig can be used to cool the acrylic to precise angles. Maximum thickness of acrylic that can be bent without discoloration is 4mm, and bending width is 1220mm.
Card access is granted to all currently enrolled CAAD students (2nd year and above) once they’re successfully completed an orientation in the lab. Please contact our Digital Fabrication Labs Specialist to schedule training sessions and for additional information.
The Fabrication Space is available for use on a weekly signup basis. All authorized CAAD students may reserve up to 2 hours per week. To reserve a time slot or to access the current schedule, please SIGN IN here