Introduction to the CNC Router

February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
AS220 Labs
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
James Rutter
401-831-9327 x 203

Saturdays, February 15, 22 ; 2-6pm

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing.

In this two week course, we will meet for two 3-hour sessions – a total of 6 instructional hours. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety. You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings. This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

Instructor: James Rutter

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