The Roosevelt High School and Community Education Center unveiled their CNC Machining Center. The machine was installed and made operational in December 2015 for use by students interested in making machining and manufacturing a component of their career choices.
CNC Machines were known as Computer Numeric Control machines and allowed the user to precisely cut parts based on the computer design. These machines are the predecessors to 3D printers and the development of the Maker Movement.
The Alternative High School at Roosevelt is one of five high school diploma granting programs for the Rockford School District, serving a diverse population of about 1500 students, ages 16 to 21.
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