Machine Shop: Introduction to Centroid CNC

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-7:30pm, Class code: ME060722DH
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This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC VCP (Virtual Control Panel), the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio. This class is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes.

You’ll learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a g-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (Manual Data Input). There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this class will get you started. After attending this class, you can proceed directly to Introduction to Plasma CNC, Fusion 360 CAM for Lathe or Mill, or CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes.


  • Ages 14+ are welcome!
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

Contact: David Hays

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