Nick Grout, Head of Technology Engineering at Dover Sherborn High School, works with students operating the school’s new CNC milling machine. Students use computer software to create their own designs, break them down into parts, and program the machine to create virtually any pattern or shape.
The process brings principles of algebra and geometry to life and incorporates design thinking, problem solving, and programming skills. Digital fabrication enables precise cutting, carving, drilling and machining, and allows students to create more intricate designs, including complex shapes and curves.
The machine was purchased with a grant from the Dover Sherborn Education Fund (DSEF).