The CNC Lathe is a computer controlled tool that spins a workpiece around an axis and moves a cutting tool into the stock to shape it. It is controlled by a computer, which allows it to easily create complex shapes that would otherwise require complicated setup on a manual machine. The machine uses G-code written either manually or by CAM software to control its movements.
MADE’s machining equipment is located in our hard arts area, within the machine shop. Also in the machine shop is our manual mill, manual lathe, CNC mill, and arbor press. There are various hand tools and material hold-downs that members have access to when they are renting our machining equipment. Members have used MADE’s machine shop for a variety of projects, from aluminum candy molds to stainless steel bicycle brackets, tailor-fit prototypes for their inventions and much, much more!
Ready to get started? Sign up for training on the CNC lathe first!