When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.

Friday, 12 July 2013

The Launch of our new Forum!

I have been spending a great deal of time around all of our projects setting up a new forum! Woo-Hoo!

It is my hope that this forum will be a great place for creative professionals to share their experience, and work, on this new forum. We are not limiting anything here. The only exception is that the work must include cnc automation of some kind, at some point.  Whether it's the fabrication of a concept vehicle, coin design, injection molded toy, sign, film prop or theme park project, it's all good.

Cnc is a huge passion for me, especially when it's combined with art, going beyond flat cutouts.

So, please tell anyone who you feel might like to join, and spread the word!
It has the potential to be an amazing place, with lots of information for everyone, but it does take everyone to make it grow.

The first order of business for it was to have a central location for the sign competition that we, as well as a bunch of other amazing sign artists, are partaking in. I think it will be great to follow everyone's progress publicly, as well as chuckle at the friendly ribbing that I look forward to being a victim of :)
So here's the link

I hope to see you there!

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