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CNC Milling: Introduction to Matsuura Vertical Machining Center NOV/DEC

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST)

Somerville, United States

CNC Milling: Introduction to Matsuura Vertical Machining...

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General Admission
This ticket grants admission to all sessions of basic training on the Matsuura, including $40 to cover the cost of materials.
2 Tickets Ended $395.00 $7.95

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Event Details


Are you looking to build on your manual machining skills and learn how to run a CNC machining center? Do you have parts to machine that require a lot of tool changes or need a lot of milling machine power? Learn how to operate the Asylum's Matsuura MC-500v vertical machining center. It has flood coolant, a 7 horsepower spindle, and the ability to take on your toughest milling jobs. This training will introduce you to operating a full up vertical machining center, capable of machining in three axes. Learn about programming CNC machines, editing posts, setting offsets, determining tooling, feeds and speeds, workholding, and ordering operations.

Class Goals:

Learn how to operate the Matsuura MC500V and work with a vertical machining center, along with programming in g-code.


Must have prior milling experience, and prior experience with cnc programming. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Cutting tools and metal to machine. These materials are covered in the class materials fees.

What to Bring:

Clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Paul Carson

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, November 12, 7-9:30PM 

Session 2: Tuesday, November 19, 7-9:30PM 

**No Class November 26, Thanksgiving Week**

Session 3: Tuesday, December 3, 7-9:30PM 

Session 4: Tuesday, December 10, 7-9:30PM 


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

Have questions about CNC Milling: Introduction to Matsuura Vertical Machining Center NOV/DEC? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

Artisan's Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST)

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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.


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