Machine Shop: Introduction to the CNC Mill

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Machine Shop: 6-8:00pm, class code: ME080922DH
  • 4

Registration

  • $130 tuition + $5 Materials Fee
  • $100 + $5 Materials Fee

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*Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Mill, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with X, Y, & Z axes motion that define the work envelope, how to hold material, selecting and establishing part-zeros, and the various cutting tools in the tool library and tool height offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some material.

PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use this machine and use of it during open studio:

  • A manual milling machine class (or commensurate experience)
  • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
  • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Mill (or CNC Lathe) prior to the second session of this class
  • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

Details:

  • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
  • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
  • 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.

  • 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 david@haysys.com

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