Personal Projects

Imran CAD

CNC Wood Carving:

In addition to the design, drafting and fabrication work I perform in my capacity as Manufacturing Engineer at Piper Plastics Corp. I have sought to further my skills in design and machine building through my personal projects. My current project involves the production of calligraphic wood carvings on a 3-axis CNC router I built. The steps in completing such a carving are as follows:

Drawings produced as vectors in Adobe Illustrator:

Adobe Illustrator

 CNC Toolpaths calculated and G-Code generated in Aspire:


G-Code executed on Mach 3 CNC control computer:


Mach3 Outputs movement commands to X,Y and Z axis while spindle is powered:

CNC Router

Finish applied to carved parts:

Carved Clock

Wood Carving