Tool Training: CNC Router
Somerville, United States
Interested in learning how to use a CNC router like the Asylum's Blackfoot? This class will teach how to use these awesome and powerful computer-controlled machines through hands-on instruction. Each student will take the machine through an entire workflow cycle, from starting up and homing the machine to part removal and clean-up, leaving with a small product they made themselves. No software experience of any kind needed; a variety of product designs ready for milling will be available to choose from.
Each student will:
- Learn how to use EMC to run a CNC machine
- Learn a variety of hold-down methods and how to determine which is best for a given job
- Make a small widget on a CNC machine that they can keep
Materials will be provided by the instructor. The $10 materials fee can be paid directly to the instructor when students arrive for class.
Judah Sher has a BS in industrial design, and has been building and using CNC routers for two years. He has recently started Sindrian Arts, a business devoted to selling CNC machine kits and CNC-made products.
Sessions are available most Sunday afternoons each month. See the tickets listed above for specific dates and times.
10 Tyler Street
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.