Piranha
14"x12"x3" Next Wave CNC Piranha.

The Piranha from Next Wave Automation is a relatively small but sturdy CNC router. 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 electronically controlled and variable from ~0-12,000 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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