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CNC Routing Introduction, Safety & Basic Use (SBU) [Members Only]

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In this class you will learn how to operate the ProCNC[masked]'x4' router safely. Everyone will get to choose from a set of sample projects and learn to use the Mach3 software package to send the GCode to the CNC.

This is not a class in 3D modeling nor in how to generate GCode from a 3D model. Rather, it assumes GCode has been produced to run on the CNC. To learn how to create models and GCode, refer to the tutorial videos below.

Class materials: CNC Pro4848 Guidelines (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HgUhskaTAoO_gphBmuk2onQCnbhriZZj2W0GQNbdmrU/edit?usp=sharing)

Prerequisites: none

Background

"Fusion 360 for Beginners" videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmA_xUT-8UlLmTvSAketheHaNQWxNA5yT

View Fusion 360 Cam tutorial videos, starting with "How to learn Fusion 360 CAM - Basic - Chapter 1":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FzbZNhey2w&index=4&list=PLmA_xUT-8UlK9rndthGGHsjjnZtPO8XRV

CNC wood joinery references

http://mkmra2.blogspot.com/2014/08/cnc-cut-wood-joinery.html
http://www.flexiblestream.org/project/50-digital-wood-joints

Booking the CNC machine

Use the Nexudus site for The Switch to book time on the CNC: http://theswitch.spaces.nexudus.com/en

$10 materials & processing fee