Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the new tool

The students got an introduction to RISD's new CNC router, a beautiful tool (at 11' x 7'!) that they can use to fabricate their installations. It can cut material (wood, foam, plastic, some metal) in the x,y and z axis. Size limitations are around 10' x 6' x 7". No clamping required, a strong vacuum in the basement of the building holds material in place through suction...

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