Technical Education, TVET, Engineering, ...

For advanced classes, Unimat CNC is a compelling option for innovative education. An almost infinite number of application possibilities result from the modular structure. The mill and lathe's Unimat CNC slides are equipped with 2A steppers.

Some of the characteristics are:

  • Cross Slide: travel 50mm (extendable)
  • Longitudinal Slide: travel 145mm (extendable)
  • Accuracy: max. 0.07mm
  • Up to 4 CNC axes controllable simultaneously

Particularly noteworthy are the low costs of this system. Instead of purchasing industrial machines (high entry costs and ongoing expenditures, etc.), to which access is often not availabe to students, with Unimat CNC an entire machine park can be made available at only a fraction. Students can use this machines actively and autonomously.

The machines are controlled via the free software machinekit (fork of LinuxCNC, pre-installed on motion controller TCTCONT4) . This software can also be intalled for free on a common BeagleBone Black for training and simulation purposes.

What has been designed in a CAD application can be converted into machine code in a CAM application.

Machinekit offers a graphical interface as well as insight into and editing options for the G-code. For Fusion360 simple post processors with short manuals are available.

The cool tool CNC Education Set


Includes all parts for the UNIMAT-CNC machine variants setting up UNI-DREH, UNI-FRAES-V3 or UNI-FRAES-4, plus cross plate for bigger parts

All Unimat CNC machine variants can be seen here.

Control Unit TCTControl (TCTCONT4)

Required for controlling the UNIMAT CNC machines

The pre-installed software allows for loading, manipulating and processing of ISO standard g-code files (RS-274). It also offers an editable tool table and tool path simulation. In addition to the manual also a training book for introduction to CNC and g-code programming is included.

Top Accessories CNC

Milling Tool Set 3, 4, 5, 6 mm

HSS milling tools for processing wood, metals and plastic 

Milling-Vice MetalLine

Milling - Vice made of tool steel.

Chucking range: 0 - 41mm

Dimension: 88 (109) x 50 x 26mm (LxWxH)

HSS - Turning Tool - Kit - 5 pcs0

E-stop/Relay module CNC

with integrated Motor On/Off-Relay (for use of M3 and M5 commands), triggers/releases software emergency stop and head spindle motor brake

Suitable for TCTControl.

CNC Education, Promotion Video

UNI-Turn CNC instruction and explanation video

UNIMAT CNC 3-axis milling machine - instruction video

User tutorial on using Autodesk Fusion360 with Unimat CNC Machines

BeagleBone Black : MS NDIS Driver for Sandybox and TCTControl

Curriculum example

Curriculum secondary level II specialized grammar school, engineering, Schleswig Hollstein, Germany. pp. 33:

"Knowledge about automated production facilities …planning and processing of selected components ... the emphases must be on automation of production processes as well as on the CAD-CAM combination and quality management. … Processing of parts should be executed automated and students should be integrated in the process chain.”