CNC for EDUCATION
The future of manufacturing depends on the exposure of our educational facilities to CNC technologies used in industrial applications. Students can engage with something they are interested in while learning skills that will prepare them for real-world applications and employment.
CNC can be utilized in a multitude of curriculum such as:
CNC allows you to teach your students to be effective problems solvers using modern digital fabrication tools and creates learning opportunities for a variety of skills that cross-over into virtually any area of study. Students can learn how to:
- Create a design
- Use CAD/CAM software – a necessary skill-set for manufacturing
- Generate the toolpaths to efficiently and safely cut out the design
- Convert your project into a g-code file
- Preview your part file in the CAM software before cutting
- Preview the tool paths in the CNC control software to verify the part placement
- Apply real world application of algebra, geometry and complex math and science principles
- Cut out the final product
- Explore CNC accessories (e.g. Probe, Indexer, etc.)
CNC Routers from PROBOTIX are found in schools across the country. We offer free grant application reviews, volume discounts, and flexible purchasing terms. CNC routers help schools reach state curriculum standards and facilitate PLTW, STEM, and STEAM education projects. We have machines from Elementary Schools all the way to Ivy League Universities, reaching a diverse group of students and classrooms.
There are three main tiers of education and how they utilize our machines. The K-12 schools are using our machines for woodshop, manufacturing, electronics, robotics, and technical classes. We also have vocational training schools that use CNC to teach students how to apply the technology for use in the workforce. High level universities use PROBOTIX machines for research projects. Educators are using CNC routers to teach modern manufacturing techniques to tomorrows makers.