Introduction to CNC Routing

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An introductory class on the CNC router.

Class Name 

Introduction to CNC Routing


This is a two day workshop with the following dates and times:

Thursday and Friday, November 9th and 10th, from 6-8:30pm


$100 ($80 for members)

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This introductory class on the CNC router focuses on the workflow for routing a 2D design programmed in SheetCAM. Taking a pre drawn vector graphic image, the students will create a G-code program using SheetCam software. Each student will go through the steps of setting up the tooling and workpiece, loading the program and cutting the parts on the CNC router. Students will make a small wooden box to keep.

In the process we’ll cover,

  • Use SheetCAM to generate a toolpath
    • Importing vectorized drawings
    • Contours and layers
    • Nesting and Tabs
    • Tool creation and discussion of tool choice
    • Feed and Speed (use FSWizard app)
    • Cut simulation
    • Exporting gcode
    • Reviewing gcode as a text file
  • LinuxCNC
    • Importing gcode
    • Homing the machine
    • Workpiece Clamping
      • Vacuum table
      • Screws
      • Clamps
    • Chip extraction
    • Starting/Pausing/E-stopping operation

November 9th, 2023 6:00 PM through November 10th, 2023 8:30 PM
2004 Memorial Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States
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Event Fee(s)
Member Fee $80.00
Non-Member Fee $100.00