This machine was installed summer 2009 and funded by a generous gift to the Picker Engineering Program from the Branta Foundation. This is a 3 axis Mill that can either be used manually like a bridgeport mill, or in CNC mode. It is easy to design programs right on the machine, or it can import Gcode programs from a CAM package. Gcode is needed for full 3 axis contour type machining.
- Very easy to use (for a skilled machinist!)
- Conversational programming on the machine, or Gcode
- Can import DXF files exported from AutoCad or Solidworks
- The CDF staff will help you get your part machined