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Intro to CNC

Twin Cities Maker

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Intro to CNC 4/13/2014 Ended $40.00 $2.99

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This course covers the fundamentals of using the large CNC Router:

  • Safety
  • Materials you can and can't use.
  • Powering up and shutting down.
  • Basic use of the Vectric's Cut2D software which makes cut paths. (Cut2D is available on one of the machines at the Hack Factory)
  • Basic use of Mach3 software which controls the router.
  • Basic uses and advantages of router bits.

From Vectric's website: Cut2D is designed to help Hobby CNC machine users convert CAD DXF and graphics designs into GCode / CNC Toolpaths for machining parts and components.

What to bring to the class:
  • Laptop with the trial version of Vectric's Cut2D software.
  • Project ideas intended for the CNC Router

A trial version of Cut2D can be downloaded from Vectric: http://www.vectric.com/products/cut2d/trial.html

Cut2D is Windows-only, but it does run well in a virtual machine. There are also reports that it runs under Wine.

Instructor: Matt Rymer

Have questions about Intro to CNC? Contact Twin Cities Maker

When & Where

TheHack Factory
3119 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Twin Cities Maker is a workshop community in Minneapolis where you can Make, Share and Learn. Our classes are open to members and non-members alike.


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