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CNC Router Basics

DESCRIPTION
Learn how to cut or engrave on our PRO Series 60120 (5’x10′) CNC Router. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Wood Shop CNC. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up a CNC and make sure it runs smoothly and safely.
NOTE: This class does not cover the concepts needed to design a CAD or vector file. Rather, we focus on how to create tool paths for a CAD or vector file. Consider scheduling One-on-One Instruction to learn about how to design files. For more information, contact classes@adxportland.com.

SKILLS
Understand the 5 Stages of the typical Digital Fabrication workflow
Customizing a 2.5D wall-mount sign project
Creating and Validating Toolpaths
Exporting Toolpath CNC Program
Common material work-holding and nesting strategies
Auto and Manual Zeroing of work coordinates
“Driving” the CNC machine
Emergency & Safety procedures
Loading and Running Toolpath CNC Programs on the machine

TOOLS
CNC Router Parts PRO Series 60120, 5’x10′ CNC Router
Vectric VCarve (Makerspace Edition)

PREREQUISITES
We recommend a basic knowledge of and experience with vector files and file setup.

INSTRUCTOR
Sami Woolhiser is an ADX fabricator and resident CNC-whisperer.

CNC ROUTER ACCESS
Successful completion of CNC Router Basics is required before members may rent time on the CNC.

CNC BOOKING
CNC Rental is $25/per hour run-time, with a minimum of $50 (2 hours).

Access to the 60″x120″ CNC Router is available in 4-hour sessions:
Morning Session 9am-1pm
Afternoon Session 1-5pm
Evening Session 5-9pm
Schedule sessions by contacting the Member Representative by calling (503) 915-4342 or emailing membership@adxportland.com.

A NOTE ABOUT CLASS SIZE
Classes are limited to 4 students to ensure lots of hands-on time with the tools and personal attention from the instructor. If the class is sold out but you’re still interested in this particular class, we can add your name to a waitlist and will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Email classes@adxportland.com for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Check out our class policies here.

Start:
September 26, 2017 6:00 PM
End:
September 26, 2017 10:00 PM
Location:
ADX
417 SE 11th AVE
Portland OR United States
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Email:
classes@adxportland.com
Telephone:
(503) 915-4342
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