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CNC team
Started February 2022
Discord CNC channel
Slack CNC channel (deprecated)
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Members Team members listed on HMS.
HMS page CNC Team on HMS
HMS page (2) [{{{hms2}}} CNC Team on HMS (2)]
Status Dissolved
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The CNC team keeps the CNC Area and related machines running and functional, as well as offering inductions.


To look after the CNC Area, including keeping an eye on the tools and their usage, isolating any issues and keeping the area usable and user friendly. The team will manage inductions, maintenance and consumables as required.

The main category of information for CNC is under Category:Computer aided manufacture.

The start of this team will involve moving the CNC Area upstairs with fresh tables and layout near the laser.


The team is responsible for:

  • Keeping an eye on tools and consumables for the area
  • Keeping the area user friendly, safe and usable
  • Reporting any issues to other teams
  • Some members may also be responsible for Inductions or Maintenance of the CNC tools.
  • Managing maintenance to tools in the area as required
  • Managing inductions to tools in the area as required
  • Documenting finances
  • Reporting to members meetings regarding income, spend and safety

The team is not responsible for:

  • Purchasing of tools
  • Other areas of the space
  • Altering the size of the space for the team

Team Roles

There are roles in teams. One person may be in one or more roles. The roles and responsibilities are

Team Lead

Overview of the Team and area including the safety and maintenance of equipment. Reporting at membership meetings. Review and agreement to changes to configurations that will affect hackspace members.


Creating and following maintenance procedures. Documenting maintenance. Response to Out of Order requests.


Inducting Members, managing, documenting and processing payment as required. Inductions should follow standard scripts that are available online.

Team Member

Activities that are required for the area not covered above. May include consumables, equipment checks, safety checks and general organisation and tidying.

What timescales does the team have?

There are no major timescales, however it is essential the CNC area is kept maintained and the area clean, or the area may be closed to members for safety issues.

What will happen if your responsibilities aren’t met?

If the CNC Team are unable to meet the demand or timescales, the trustees may take on the responsibilities of the CNC team on a temporary basis.

Person Specification

In order to be a CNC Team member, you need to be good at communicating with the membership, personable and easy to approach.

You should be visiting the space fortnightly to check on the CNC area.

You may be responsible for Inductions, or maintenance, depending on your skillset and choice.

The Team Leader and Trustees are responsible for team membership applications.