• I'm a teacher, why is Studiomill the perfect choice for Education?

    Studiomill is safe, easy to run and maintain. Our customers say "Studiomill is a pleasure to use" and the PathingCNC software draws users into the machining process and allows students to learn to make simple parts quickly, while allowing more advanced students to push the Virtual-Five-Axis and other capabilities of the machine.

    The machine casing allows a safe 180 degree clear view of the milling process.

    The Virtual-Five-Axis machining function allows teaching of production machining processes such as producing an engine block or turbine blade.

    The versatility of the machine allows project use from jewellery to product deisgn and engineering, the broad capabilities of Studiomill doesn't restrict students design processes within their major projects.

    The PathingCNC software is intuitive and allows students to develop their understanding of the modelling and prototyping process as they learn.

    Many establishments opt to buy one machining centre of very high quality for tens of thousands of pounds, these machines are often difficult to use and the resource it then usually tied up with work for a small number of students.

    Several Studiomill machines will fit the same budget and workshop space needed for a large machine, thus a suite of Studiomills promoting learning among a greater number of pupils.

    Comprehensive tutorials are included with the machine: these can complement lesson plans and act as teaching aids.

    Our continuous development program working with customers to develop projects that can be used for teaching deisgn and manufacturing across Europe.

    Studiomill comes with lesson plans designed around the CAD/CAM curriculum framework and the CAD/CAM in schools programme.

  • I am a professional Jeweller. How can Studiomill help my creativity and my bottom line?

    The Studiomill's rotary axis modelling capabilities, compact size, value for money and ease of use make it the perfect choice for Jewellery professionals.

    With the Studiomill you can quickly realise CAD:created jewellery designs and produce precise wax master models.

    Studiomill enhances the conventional process of jewellery design, allowing you to save time and costs, reduce errors and quickly scale and evaluate designs. With a larger work area than many other machines, up to 160mm diameter, Studiomill allows production of large pieces such as a chokers and bracelets.

    An excellent teaching tool Studiomill allows novice jewellers to produce artisan quality pieces bypassing years of learning to work wax.

  • I am a product designer. How can Studiomill help us sell our services?

    The Studiomill is a cost effective solution for design studios and other small businesses that require truly rapid prototyping.

    Design practices that use Studiomill have access to quality prototypes 24/7. This means they can deliver designs to tighter schedules, be more responsive to clients wishes and deliver higher quality designs.

    Using a Studiomill in house saves the practice time and money, you don't need to shop around for many quotes or wait for components to arrive from Asia: Design-it-today, Make-it-today.

    Studiomill is a very versatile tool for a small practice, it is perfect for producing a range of concept designs from blue Styrofoam very quickly. Using the large tooling, up to 16mm diameter, gives higher blending between cut layers and results in an excellent finish in blue foam.

    Studiomill can also cut 3d-models from polyurethane boards and plastics, these models can be assembled into products that resemble finished articles.

    Machining tooling boards: Studiomill can be used for production of rapid tooling for short runs of parts from polyurethane resins. The long spindle and deep work area mean that tools in excess of 160mm depth can be machined again this capability emphasises Studiomills versatility and performance.

    For engraving letters on sheet materials or cutting sheet for fabricated models all Studiomills have an angle fixture.

  • We are an architecture practice.: Is Studiomill the right tool for us?

    Studiomill produces excellent Architectural models of a range of building types and materials.

    Studiomill is used by architecture practices to communicate their designs to clients and to create impressive models for exhibitions and shows.

    Import your 3d design into our software and you can create your own model in a few simple steps.

    Studiomill works with a range of material including sheet metals and sheet plastics: materials that can add a high quality finish to your prototypes.

    Studiomill is a cost effective solution for rapid prototyping and compared to the cost of 3d printing saves users the expense of buying in a model making service, Studiomill even pays for itself in the short term in practices that consider model making to be part of their design process.

    Having the in house capability to produce models raises the practices profile and can impress clients and win work.

  • I am looking at alternative milling machines. Why is Studiomill better?

    Studiomill is the most versatile CNC machine available on the market and comes with distinct features that increase its performance over competitors.

    Studiomill supports large cutting tools up to 16mm in diameter this allows the machine to cut more material more quickly and means Studiomill can produce models quickly.

    Studiomill comes with a host of mounting features: a clear mounting plate that provides an easy method of mounting material without use of double sided tape which can be messy and problematic. This also allows easy centring of material stocks.

    A 3 jaw self centring chuck perfect for large and small round stock.

    A 4 jaw independent chuck perfect for square stock

    Virtual-five-axisTM machining: Using our special software Studiomill can quickly and easily produce 5 axis machined parts: unique in its market place.

    Other desktop 4 axis CNC machines have a small work area; Studiomill has offers a work area of 160mm diameter 220mm height for 4 axis parts.

    Studiomill is a distinctive compact machine with bespoke software, is quick to learn to use and offers excellent value for money.

  • I am looking at a 3d printer, should I consider Studiomill instead?

    3d printers are an excellent technology and offer advantages of ease of use, ability to make complex shapes and minimum material wastage. We have incorporated these features into Studiomill.

    However 3d printing currently has some disadvantages:

    3d Printers are generally expensive to buy and to run; Studiomill offers excellent value.

    Most 3d printers have a fixed build layer height. This is like having a paper printer that is stuck on superfine quality all the time, taking ages and using the most expensive consumables.

    Studiomill has variable layer height from between 0.05mm for superfine models and 6mm for ultra-rapid prototyping.

    3d printers are restricted to a limited range of materials. Studiomill works with woods, foam, plastics, sheet metals, PCBS and more. Materials to suit the job and the budget.

    For educators: machining is a widely used industrial process; Studiomill assists learning of a wide range of machining and production processes used throughout many industries.

    For educators: many 3d printing machines hide the process away; Studiomill showcases all that happens throughout the part production.

    For educators: 3d printing is easy and requires it requires little or no knowledge to produce a part;

    The PathingCNC software supplied with each Studiomill draws students into the machining process with an accessible interface that matches the machines easy to use layout. Please contact us for a demonstration of PathingCNC.