CNC Induction – Part 3 – Getting hands-on with the CNC router


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Please note:
This class assumes you have prior CAD design knowledge and tool pathing or have done the tool pathing class with us. If this is not the case then please book into the Introduction to 3D design using Fusion 360 and Primer on toolpathing for simple CNC machining classes as prerequisites. This will be a hands-on class on the machine with the class participants split into 2 hour blocks with a maximum of 4 per class, with the aim to get everyone through how to set up the machine to start your own CNC job based on your own design, or using an example design provided by the instructor.

We will show the smaller group how to:

  • securely fix your stock;
  • change the tool on the machine;
  • turn on and operate the machine safely;
  • how to do an air-cut as a safety measure before starting;
  • how to fine-tune the speeds and feeds of the machine and spindle; and
  • how to trouble-shoot the machine.

This class likely will not cover every aspect that will be required for your specific project as it is intended to provide the basics to get started. We will endeavour to provide you with specific resources for your project.

Following this class, JD – the instructor – and a number of volunteers will be able to assist you with your specific project online or in person at our open times after arranging a specific time.