Of all the digital fabrication tools, the CNC mill is the most versatile. As opposed to laser cutters or 3D printers, CNC mills are often a size that can be utilized for architectural applications. The CNC mill can be used to cut out shapes (profiling) like a laser cutter, and it mill complex forms and textures like a 3D printer. Finally, it can cut a variety of materials including foam, wood, plastic, and metal.
In this project, you will explore using the machine code as a medium. Using one primary Rhino CAM 3D or 2D CNC mill operation, you will design an architectural element with this operation in mind.