Training

Introduction to the world of CNC - 2hrs

  • Terminology
  • Machine overview
  • The XYZ coordinate system
  • Jogging and moving the machine
  • Safety

CNC Basic Operation - 5hrs

  • Home and Part positions
  • Feeds and Speeds
  • Tool selection
  • Loading and running a job
  • Limits (hard)
  • Toolpath views and manipulation

CNC Intermediate Operation - 5hrs

  • Multiple Part positions
  • MDI (Manual control)
  • G-code basics
  • Units (mm/inches)
  • Tool changes
  • Starting in the middle of a job
  • Recovering after a crash
  • Limits (soft/virtual) and job dimensions
  • Maintance of your CNC

CAD/CAM Basics - 5hrs

  • Vectors vs Bitmaps
  • Vector basics (lines, arcs, circles, joining, splicing, nodes, etc)
  • Open and closed vectors
  • Text for Logos
  • Importing drawings (PDF, AI, EPS, DXF, JPG, BMP, etc)
  • Preparing/cleaning your artwork for CNC
  • Creating basic 2D toolpaths

CAD/CAM Intermediate - 5hrs

  • Vectors vs Bitmaps
  • Vector manipulation (merging, smoothing, filleting, transforming)
  • Arrays of objects
  • Text on curved paths
  • Tracing bitmaps
  • Nesting
  • Optomizing your artwork
  • Creating basic 2D toolpaths

Go 3D! - 8hrs

  • Overview of 3D models
  • Importing models (STL, 3DM, DXF, etc)
  • Creating 3D toolpaths
  • 3D shapes from vectors
  • 1 & 2 rail sweeps
  • Textures
  • Limitations
  • Creating 3D toolpaths (Raster, engraving, cutout)

Course Pricing

$95/hr

 

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