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CNC machine stands for computer numerically controlled machine, which means these tools have the ability to cut select materials with extreme precision using router bits. This process is one of the most expensive ways of working within the digital fabrication shop, and requires the most attention to detail. It is recommended to schedule a consultation with a digital shop technician before selecting this process for your project. Models take from 1-36 hours to create, depending on the complexity and size of the model, the type of material being milled, and the type of finish requested. Only one mill job can be run at a time; therefore, students should plan to queue their files several days in advance of deadlines. During peak times, the wait can be more than a week.