Orientation: ShopBot CNC router
Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple design and take it through the machine process. The ShopBot can cut 2D or 2.5D contoured surfaces in materials like wood, metal, foam, and plastic in sizes up to 8’ x 4’ including full sheets of plywood, great for furniture and fabrication projects.
Overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
Process for creating a part to be cut, and creating the tool paths on the ShopBot to cut them
Upload “part” file to ShopBot
Attaching cut material to work surface
Learning to “zero” the machine and set z-axis
Running the machine to cut the part
- our ShopBot CNC router
(Idea Foundry workshop members who have taken this class are cleared for independent use of these tools in the shop. Learn more about membership here.)
Pairs Well With
Once you’ve taken this orientation, you can get live practice running a project from start to finish with the Project Lab: Basic Sign-Making on the ShopBot
Plan Your Visit
All materials and safety equipment supplied. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to participate, and sturdy footwear (e.g. tennis shoes or boots) is recommended. Plan to arrive for class about 10-15 min early and check in at the front desk. Our main entrance is on State Street, with parking lot entrance on State St. as well. IF parking and street parking available.
Idea Foundry Member - $52
Non Member - $68