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 CNC (CNC)
 
   
CNCIH: Insect Hotel

Help solitary bees and other pollinators by making a pine insect hotel. Instructor will demonstrate process and discuss considerations for designing a simple project for the ShopBot CNC Router in illustrator and Vcarve. Students will each use the ShopBot and hand tools to make a pine insect hotel to take home. No prerequisite needed. A great class for a ShopBot refresher, a first ShopBot project or a fun make and take!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Insect Hotel
(CNC ShopBot Special Project Insect Hotel)
Saturday, 5/6/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC201: CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages.

VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths for machining high quality parts and components.

Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and other graphic design products. Cut3D's simple interface leads you step by step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, workholding, and calculating single, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths. It will even allow you to virtually preview the results of your toolpath and then finally save the CNC code to run on your choice of machines.

Upon successful completion of this class you will have the experience and knowledge necessary to enroll in any Level 3 CNC Machining Series class.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Saturday, 4/29/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Wednesday, 5/17/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Saturday, 5/27/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Saturday, 6/17/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Friday, 6/30/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop?

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags and more!

Learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter and heat press in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use the CNC vinyl cutter to cut an adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking as well as heat transfer vinyl for heat pressed shirts. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 5/1/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Friday, 5/12/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 5/24/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Thursday, 6/1/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 6/7/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 6/28/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium.

Materials fee:
Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Project: Bottle opener

Prerequisites: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, and experience with conventional milling are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, tie hair back or secure under a cap, and remove all jewelry.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 5/3/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 5/20/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 5/24/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 5/29/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 6/3/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 6/17/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 6/24/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 6/29/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to advanced features of the machine and the software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set up and manually work the 4th-axis rotary table, opening up the world of 4th-axis machining and workholding solutions.

The 4th-axis attachment allows you to machine on a rotating cylinder, held in the horizontal or vertical position.

Setting up the tool index allows you to change tools quickly, without having to zero your Z.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Thursday, 4/27/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience
Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, remove dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Friday, 4/28/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Friday, 5/12/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $139.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $169.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Tuesday, 6/6/17 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $139.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $169.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Monday, 6/12/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $139.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $169.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 6/24/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $139.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $169.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.