ARCH 46993 - CNC Fabrication Workshop

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Monday, July 22, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, August 8, 2019 (All day)

off campus


A woman testing out a milled panel
An architectural sculpture

This workshop will focus on the potential to design in parallel with CNC fabrication technologies. RhinoCam will allow participants to simulate milling effects in the friendly Rhinoceros environment. Workshop participants will engage hands-on with a 3-axis CNC router and manage the fabrication of a design entity. One will learn about tooling bits, feed settings, material setup on the table, running a file and troubleshooting possible errors. The course will also cover custom tool-paths to generate unique surface articulation and flip-mill techniques.

Rhinoceros 3D / RhinoCAM / Grasshopper

Machine / Hardware:
3-axis Laguna CNC router

Foam / MDF / Softwood

Previous knowledge recommended:
3d modeling

Minimum of 8 students; Limited to 16 students

Cost per person: $2,950 
*includes room, board and materials
(not including, flight, visa, ground transportation)
**cost advertised is after both the OGE and CAED scholarship

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2019


For more information, contact: Sara Morato Querejazu, Assistant Director, Education Abroad

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of digital tools and how they can be applied to solve architectural digital fabrication problems.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of mill set up, and usage.
  • Carry out production/assembly of small-scale prototypes.
A machine creating a mill design
An architectural sculpture
A milled design