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Router Master Class

This resource from Boxford presents examples of how to use shaped CNC router cutters to solve different problems quickly and with accuracy. Different uses for cutters are introduced, such as trenching, profiling and grooving. Different cutters that can be used for these and other purposes are shown. These include a...

Rocket Day

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture and use of parts for a small rocket. It includes exemplar CAD files for the rocket head, holder and launchpad, and pictures of a completed product. The rocket uses a commercially sourced chemical motor. The classification of these motors is explained and safety...

Rock Tumbler

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture of a tumbler for polishing rocks. It includes CAD files for the manufactured parts required, screenshots of the CAD layouts and pictures of the assembled product. The stand for tumbler is made from manufactured board, which could be cut on a CNC machine. The...

Ride on Tractor

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture of a child’s toy from CAD drawings. It includes exemplar CAD files that could be used to manufacture the component parts using CNC machines. There are screenshots of the CAD layout of the components and pictures of the assembled product. The toy is made from...

Phone Chair

This resource from Boxford describes the CAD drawing and manufacture of a cradle for a mobile phone from acrylic sheet. It includes exemplar CAD files and a picture of a completed product. A work booklet gives step-by-step instructions to produce a CAD drawing of the product, so that it can be manufactured using a...

MT2 Steel Machining

This video from Boxford shows the process of steel CNC machining. It shows the complete process from the initial CAD design through to a finished product. A 2D CAD file is designed using Techsoft Mill Design. CAM processing then takes place, starting with selecting cutting depths by colour. The routing process is...

Maze

This resource from Boxford describes a project to design and make a game where a ball-bearing is moved through a maze. It includes pictures of a finished product. The maze is initially designed on a paper template. It will then need to be created as a CAD drawing, to allow manufacture from wood using a CNC router....

Machining the F1 Car

This video from Boxford demonstrates CNC machining of an F1 car. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the product is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL format and file is processed. The routing...

Machining Acrylic Using The Vacuum Bed

This video from Boxford demonstrates acrylic CNC machining using a vacuum bed. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. A 2D CAD file for a penguin shaped CD rack is designed using Techsoft Mill Design. CAM processing then takes place and the routing process...

Lasers

This resource from Boxford describes the process of engraving imagery onto a mirror tile. In this instance a Doctor Who themed mirror is produced. The product is made using a 300mm by 300mm B&Q mirror tile. Issues faced and ideas for future development of the product are described. One idea explored is to use...

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