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Plasma CNC Basics

DESCRIPTION
Cut steel and aluminum on our PRO Series Plasma CNC! This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Metal 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. Basic design and file setup is covered, though this class focuses on how to operate the Plasma CNC machine. 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
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 4’x4′ Plasma CNC

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

PLASMA CNC ACCESS AND BOOKING
Successful completion of Plasma CNC Basics provides members with access to our Plasma CNC; your class fee includes one hour of CNC use. Please schedule by speaking with a Member Rep at the Front Desk or by calling (503) 915-4342 or emailing membership@adxportland.com.

Plasma CNC Rental is $25/per hour run-time. Your time begins once you have checked out the laptop from our front desk. Save time on the machine by creating your file on one of our other computers in the bridge!

Access to the 48″x48″ Plasma CNC is available in 2-hour sessions: 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, and 7-9pm. Members may sign up for up to two sessions per day. 

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:
February 26, 2019 6:00 PM
End:
February 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Location:
ADX
417 SE 11th Ave
Portland OR United States
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Contact:
Classes at ADX
Email:
classes@adxportland.com
Telephone:
(503) 915-4342
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