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Technical Education, TVET, Engineering, ...

Especially for innovative education in higher classes Unimat CNC is an interesting option. Due to the modular construction an almost infinte number of application possibilities arise. The Unimat CNC slides of the mill and the lathe are equiped 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



3-Jaw-Chuck, precision live centre, tool post and turning tool.
Machinable materials: wood, acrylics, wax, non-ferrous and soft metals.

DriveSteppers, 2 A, 1.8° 
Nubmer of CNC axes2 
Max. positioning speed300 mm/min 
Head spindle4000 U/min 
Travel X/Z50 mm/145 mm (expandable) 
Accuracy0.05 mm 
3-Jaw-ChuckClamping capacity 1.8 - 56 mm inside, 12 - 65 mm outside 

UNIMAT CNC 3-Axis Mill


For vertical or horizontal set-up.

DriveSteppers, 2A, 1.8°
positioning speed
300 mm/min
Travels Z/Y50 mm (expandable)/50 mm
Travel X-axis145 mm (expandable)
Accuracy0.07 mm
Head spindle4000 rpm, with 1/8" collet

UNIMAT CNC 4-Axis Mill


Number of CNC axes4
DriveSteppers, 2 A, 1.8°
positioning speed
300 mm/min
Travels Z/Y50 mm (expandable)/50 mm
Travel X-axis145 mm (expandable)
Increment Rotation Axis       (360°/3200)*0.5 = 0.05625°
Accuracy0.07 mm
Head Spindle4000 rpm, with 1/8" collet



Vertical mill UNI-FRAES3EXT

Same as UNI-FRAES3 but 80mm, Y-, Z-travel and controlled milling spindle (164420 CNC)

Technical Data:

Number of CNC axes3
DriveSteppers, 2 A, 1,8°
Max. Positioning speed300 mm/min
Travels Z/Y80 mm / 80 mm
Travel X-axis145 mm (expandable)
Increment rotation axis  (360°/3200)*0,5 = 0,05625°
Accuracy0,07 mm
Speed of head spindle up to15 000 rpm, with 1/8" collet


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.

Laser-Module CNC with safety enclosure

Article: 164500

The laser is compatible with all variants of the UNIMAT CNC vertical milling machines (3- and 4 axes)

Laser Power: 11 W
Wavelength: 450nm
Focus type: fixed focus
Input: 24V/ 5A

Machinable materials:

various plastic
stainless steel
various plastic
anodized aluminium






more Configurations

UNIMAT CNC 4-Axis-Mill with speed controlled Spindle

Number of CNC axes 4
Drive Steppers, 2 A, 1.8°
positioning speed
300 mm/min
Travels Z/Y 80 mm / 50 mm
Travel X-axis 145 mm (expandable)
Increment Rotation Axis        (360°/3200)*0.5 = 0.05625°
Accuracy 0.07 mm
Head Spindle up to 15,000 rpm, with 1/8" collet
Uni Cut Hot wire cutter

UNIMAT CNC Hot Wire Cutter

Number of CNC axes 3
Drive Steppers, 2 A, 1,8°
Max. positioning speed 300 mm/min
Travel X/Y 240 mm/145 mm
Size Rotary Table ø 260 mm
Increment Rotary Table (360°/3200)*0.5 = 0.05625°
Cutting bow width 170 mm, height 350 mm
Cutting transformator continuously adjustable, 600 - 850° Celsius
Accuracy 0.1 mm

Unimat 3D-Printer


• Filament quick change, low maintenance, adjustable guideways
• Full metal frame and sturdy construction
• For all common filaments: PLA, ABS, Nylon, Laybrick etc.
• Open Source Software: Machinekit & cross platform user interface for Windows, OSX, Linux, Android

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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.”