CNC Services

Our 3-axis PRS Standard Shopbot CNC router and skilled technicians can cut and engrave sheet goods and solid materials with the touch of a button. From six-foot letters for your business’ sign to a large scale run of IBM clock-backs, our router can handle it all. Let’s work together to make your project happen.

 

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BASICS

Interested in using our CNC services? Use our contact form on this page or email as much information as possible and your CNC routing files to cnc@adxportland.com.


RATES

MEMBERS: $60/HOUR

NON-MEMBERS: $80/HOUR

  • CNC rates are $80/hour for non-members and $60/hour for members.
  • There is a $40 shop minimum for CNC jobs.
  • All CNC jobs include a $15 file set-up fee.
  • All 3D carving jobs require a $15 setup fee per side
  • Any job requiring a turnaround time of 2 business days or less will incur a $35 rush fee.
  • Material and final productions files must be received before a job can be added to the queue.
  • If additional labor is required to complete your project, a $40/hr rate applies. For example, painting, sanding, assembling, etc.
  • To receive a quote please submit the 3D file as a .stl filetype.
    Submit files and relevant information through our contact form to the right or email cnc@adxportland.com for rates and project estimates.


SPECIFICATIONS

MAX. MATERIAL SIZE: 48″ × 96″

MAX. CUTTING THICKNESS: It’s all in the details!

Have tiny details in your project? Keep in mind that ⅛” diameter bits have a ½” depth capability and 1/16” diameter bits have a 5/16” depth capability.

Acceptable Materials

Hardwood, Plywood, MDF, Acrylic, Plexiglass, and more! Email us if you have any questions.

Unacceptable Materials

Metals, Carbon Fiber, and a few others – if you are in doubt, please email us about your material.


SUBMIT A JOB

1. Files must be in DXF format:

Must include both a 2D DXF of top view and a 2D DXF of the bottom view if carving both sides.

2. Join all objects before exporting:

Be sure that all objects are joined, flattened and do not contain overlapping/double lines.

3. Drop-off your materials at the Front Desk:

Please specify that they are for a CNC job and tag them with your name and contact info. **We require extra test material for quality control. 10% extra is recommended.**


CNC FILE SETUP TIPS

  • Use our CNC Template to setup your files.
  • Be sure to export files with an origin point, Sketchup files are particularly bad at letting objects float out into space!
  • When nesting your parts in your file, consider the depth of your material. For thicker material (>½”), leave 1” between parts as a general rule. For thinner material (<¼”), you can leave ¼” between parts as a general rule. This includes leaving a little space between your parts and the edge of the material. Know that CNC routing does not produce 90-degree interior corners. Router bits are round, and will produce a round profile as such.