*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.
Prerequisites - The 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.
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.
Please Read 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.
For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program.
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.