CNC machining is a subtractive process which works by cutting an form from a solid block of material. Like the 3D printer, a CAD design can be sent to the milling machine which then creates the object by removing material to reveal the object. We have 2 Roland MDX40’s which can cut a wide range of materials such as polystyrene, wax, acrylic, and wood. Our larger Roland MDX 540 machine can also cut non-ferrous metals such as aluminium and brass, we also have a Roland Rotary Axis ZCL 540 that can be used to create more complex forms. These machines are used to create prototypes but are also incredibly useful for producing tooling and moulds that can be used to cast objects in ceramics, glass and metals.
The CNC machine is a subtractive process and works by cutting an form from a solid block of material.