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L3 CNC Machine Shop

Open to: all students who have taken the mandatory orientation
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, 3rd floor   •   Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00; Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 7:00

Academic Year 2021-22 Update

Updated February 2021: Although in-person orientations are not available, students now have the opportunity to complete online orientations via the Canvas portal. See below for more information.

Students who were oriented in the past will retain access (see eligibility and requirements).

Mandatory Orientation

Students and Faculty are required to complete the online orientation before using the lab. Working knowledge in CAD is necessary. We do not offer CAD training.

All Faculty and Staff must complete Tier 2 in-person training.  Please contact CNC@newschool.edu to schedule.

Student Tier 2 training is currently not available. It will be available again in the future.

The L3 CNC Shop is currently offering online orientations for students to gain access to submission based use of the shop. Sign into the “Making Center Trainings and Authorization” course in Canvas using your NetID/password, go to the Modules section, and complete the “CNC Shops (Digital Tools)” module.

Project submission is on a case by case basis. Project submission is only for students that are unable to access the campus, please email cnc@newschool.edu.

Remote Help Desk

 

 

Technician Consultation

Once you have completed the orientation, you will need to plan for specific pre-CNC events before you may use the Shop.

The workflow goes like this:

  1. Make your file. (Use any CAD or Illustrator) We highly recommend reading over our Things to Consider guide.
  2. Signup for CAM Consultation
    1. You will write your CAM using Aspire. We are here to help if you get stuck.
  3. Technician then reviews your file,
  4. Material gets purchased from our store,
  5. Your file is added to our queue. (Live tracking on bottom of the page)
  6. (1-3 days when we are not busy, up to 2 weeks during midterms/finals)
  7. PLAN AHEAD!
***************************New This Semester***************************
We will be offering walk-ins to discuss your project!
We can talk about material choices, files preparation, problems you might be having, etc.
This is NOT to submit files to the queue or write CAM please signup on libcal for that.
Walk-in times:
Monday: 10 – 1
Tuesday:  10-1
Wednesday: 10-1
Thursday: 10-1
Friday: 10-1
Sat-Sun: 11:00 – 5

Reservation / Use Protocol

***************************New This Semester***************************
We will also be offering walk-ins to discuss your project!
We can talk about material choices, files preparation, problems you might be having, etc.
This is NOT to submit files to the queue or write CAM please signup on libcal for that.
Walk-in times:
Monday: 10 – 1
Tuesday:  10-1
Wednesday: 10-1
Thursday: 10-1
Friday: 10-1
Sat-Sun: 11:00 – 5

If you want to request an orientation to the Analog Machines fill out this form.

You will still be required to have an orientation & consultation after filling out the reservation request form, and access will be at the discretion of the Technician.

If you have completed the Analog Orientation with a Technician you can reserve use of the machine.

 

Project Submission Protocol

Below is our CNC Queue Tracker. As we are processing files the tracker will update, this is also a helpful tool to see how many files are waiting to be process. This can be helpful to plan out your project timeline.

Projects are processed in the order they are received. Please check the log below for current status.

About the L3 CNC Machine Shop

 

Foam Wood/Foam/Plastic

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  ShopBot PRS_Alpha CNC Router 4′ x 8′
  •  ShopBot Desktop CNC Router 24″ x 18″
  •  Roland MDX-540 4th-axis Rotary Mill
  •  Clausing Manual Lathe
  •  Enco Manual Machining Lathe
  •  Grizzly Manual Vertical Mill
  •  Wellsaw Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Tool / Equipment Checkout Request

Contact

Technicians

Safety Requirements

  • All students must wear ear protection.

    Required Ear Protection

  • All students must wear eye protection.

    Required Eye Protection