LEAD CNC
4'x4'x3" OpenBuilds LEAD CNC machine.

The 1515 LEAD CNC from OpenBuilds can accommodate sheet material up to 4 feet wide. Due to the open design, longer material may be used if the stick out is properly supported. The spindle installed uses standard ER11 collets, and with the collets provided it is capable of holding 1/4" and 1/8" shank tools, though other sizes are available if required (ask a steward for more info). The spindle RPM is variable based on a dial found on top, from ~10,000-32,000 RPM.
VCarve is used for toolpath generation, though it is compatible with other solutions, such as Fusion 360. Ask a steward if you would like to use something else.

Materials must be approved for use by a tool steward. The following materials are approved at this time:
  • Most woods
    • Hardwoods
    • Softwoods
    • Plywood
    • MDF
  • Plastics
    • Acetal/Delrin
    • HDPE
    • Acrylic
    • Polycarbonate
    • PVC
Non-ferrous metals are not approved at this time. If you would like help with a material, or what you want to use is not listed, ask a steward for more information.

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