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CNC201: CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages.

VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths for machining high quality parts and components.

Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and other graphic design products. Cut3D's simple interface leads you step by step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, workholding, and calculating single, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths. It will even allow you to virtually preview the results of your toolpath and then finally save the CNC code to run on your choice of machines.

Upon successful completion of this class you will have the experience and knowledge necessary to enroll in any Level 3 CNC Machining Series class.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Thursday, 7/6/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Friday, 7/7/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Sunday, 7/9/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Friday, 7/21/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop?

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags and more!

Learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter and heat press in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use the CNC vinyl cutter to cut an adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking as well as heat transfer vinyl for heat pressed shirts. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Sunday, 7/16/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC112: Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - Using Multiple Colors

Ever wanted to make cooler, multi-colored vinyl-cut garments? This is the class you have been waiting for!

Participants will learn how to prepare vector files in Adobe Illustrator before utilizing advanced heat press techniques. You will see how great file preparation can help you create intricate, multi-layered designs that you will be proud to make and wear on a t-shirt. The instructor will have a selection of monsters that range in difficulty so that no matter your skill level, there will be one that's just right. All the steps of garment decoration will be covered.

There will be emphasis on multi-layered Thermoflex Plus as well as a more advanced vinyl product known as TexTact foil adhesive. Participants are urged to bring an example .eps/.ai/.similar vector file so the instructor can establish a baseline for vector creation

Prerequisites:
  • Required: Successful completion of WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU prior to taking this class

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC; COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC
Safety: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - Using Multiple Colors
(Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press)
Sunday, 6/25/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - Using Multiple Colors
(Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press)
Sunday, 7/30/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium.

Materials fee:
Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Project: Bottle opener

Prerequisites: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, and experience with conventional milling are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, tie hair back or secure under a cap, and remove all jewelry.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 6/29/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 7/13/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/18/17 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 7/20/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/25/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 7/26/17 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 6/22/07 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to advanced features of the machine and the software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set up and manually work the 4th-axis rotary table, opening up the world of 4th-axis machining and workholding solutions.

The 4th-axis attachment allows you to machine on a rotating cylinder, held in the horizontal or vertical position.

Setting up the tool index allows you to change tools quickly, without having to zero your Z.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Thursday, 7/6/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Friday, 7/14/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Wednesday, 7/26/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC304: CNC Plasma Cutter SBU

Learn how to cut metal with the CNC (computer controlled) plasma cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The automated cutting torch works with graphics software like CorelDRAW and two-dimensional CAD drawings from AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor to cut virtually any shape from sheet metal, cold rolled steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and other metals. This machine cuts up to 1/2" thick and has a work surface of 4’ x 8’. Sit back and relax while the computer takes over.

Project: Cut a gear from a piece of metal

Prerequisites: CAD to CAM experience and an understanding of vector-based graphics are recommended.

Equipment access: Plasma cutter

Minimum age: 16

Minimum age with supervision: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the plasma cutter outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: hearing protection, respirator


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Plasma Cutter SBU Thursday, 6/29/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Plasma Cutter SBU Friday, 7/7/17 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Plasma Cutter SBU Friday, 7/14/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.