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Learn CNC Milling with Carvey

Learn CNC Milling with Carvey

A Carvey is a desktop level CNC milling machine developed by Inventables that employs a subtractive process, meaning that it removes material to create the shapes and objects as desired. It allows people to use a variety of materials including metal, plastic, and wood to produce quality objects ranging from 3D signs to land elevations and countless functional products. By the end of this workshop, participants will have enough knowledge to create a project and obtain a digital badge for the Carvey.


The module covers the concepts behind computer numerical controlled milling, as well as its history and applications for the Carvey desktop machine. It covers how to safely set up the machine, and outlines the uses of various types of milling bits and carving materials. Participants will learn about the Easel software that facilitates the creation of milling designs, either from scratch or through importing existing artwork. Several examples will be shown and explained to demonstrate potential uses of the Carvey machine, and for that purpose, a project/demonstration will take place to show how to properly use the machine.

The goal of this workshop is to provide students with a proficient level of expertise with the Carvey station at the Makerspace. Therefore, upon completion of this module, participants will be:

  • Familiar with the history, process, and applications of the Carvey CNC Milling Machine
  • Able to identify key parts/components of the Carvey
  • Familiar with how to safely and properly set up material and choose an appropriate milling bit for a project
  • Aware of the types of materials that can be carved using a Carvey
  • Familiar with the potential uses of the machine for a great variety of fields
  • Able to use the machine for their own projects.

Important notes:

If possible, please bring your own laptop or tablet to this workshop so you can explore the carving software independently. 

Materials will not be supplied for this workshop.  If you want to stay after the workshop to carve something, You can purchase a 6x6" HPDE (plastic) tile in a variety of colours from the first floor information desk in the TFDL for $5.00.

Related LibGuide: TFDL Makerspace Training by Christie Hurrell

Monday, May 27, 2019 Show more dates
11:30am - 1:00pm
Makerspace (Room 330A)
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