The FABLab has two vertical metal mills for fabricating precision parts. They are mostly used to manufacture tools and parts for the robots, which allow fabrication of high quality custom tooling prototypes.
The mills are programmed with MasterCAM software or manually operated for simple applications.
The most common materials machined on the mills are ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as cast plastics.
In general, the CNC mills are limited to research and specific coursework. External use of the machines is very limited on a case-by-case basis. To discuss the application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.