Introduction to CNC Design and Fabrication

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Workshop Information

  • October 19; Nov 2,9,16; Nov 18 or 19
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • By Ryan Paxton, Senior Shop Manager and Digital Fabrication Supervisor
  • 285.00 for nonmembers
  • 260.00 for members

A course designed for the experienced designer and hobbyist maker alike. In this course, participants will learn to draw using Computer Aided Design software to produce parts with a CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) router. Starting with simple 2 dimensional drawings to create 3 dimensional constructions.

Design puzzles, boxes, containers, toys, and assemblies while learning to work in VCarve Pro , the CAD language which controls our commercial grade CNC machines. Participants may use their own PCs or check out a laptop from the Museum.

This will be a 4 or 5 week course run on Thursday nights from 6 – 9 pm, plus a 1 hour one-on-one machine time session on Saturday or Sunday November 18 or 19th. This Sat/Sun session will be signed up for in the class.

Each participant will be provided with one sheet of 24" x 48" x 1/2" Ultra Lite MDF.


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