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CNC Lab

The CNC Lab at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design has consistently allowed students to explore in full scale assembly, merging the fundamental concepts of tooling, materiality, and tectonics.

Located on the ground level of Vol Walker Hall, the 3D Printing Lab is managed by the digital fabrication specialist and student assistants. The lab houses two three-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) routers. The largest CNC router is equipped with a 5′ X 10′ X 6″ milling bed and vacuum table. The three-axis routers accept two- and three-dimensional digital files and may be used to mill wood, polystyrene, cast plastics and soft metals like aluminium, copper and brass. The lab maintains a large inventory of tools that are designed for specific tasks.

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) file preparations are required for all students and must be approved by lab staff. CAM file consultations must be made at designreserve.uark.edu. The lab is available to Fay Jones School students and faculty for design, coursework, and research projects. More details about the requirements for using the facility are outlined in the Fabrication Laboratories Handbook found on the policy page.

 

CNC/CAM Consultations
Monday –  Friday: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm  |  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reservations can be made at designreserve.uark.edu. 

Consultations are held at offices in 016 (Laser Lab) unless otherwise instructed. All consultations must be booked at least 24 Hours in advanced.  

Contact
Randal Dickinson
Digital Fabrication Specialist
rmdickin@uark.edu