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  • Intro to Shopbot

  • Intro to Shopbot

  • Intro to Shopbot

  • Intro to Shopbot

About the Course

Upon completion of CAD for CNC and then CAM for CNC, and using your completed box file from CAM for CNC, practice material setup and machining on the ShopBot, our woodshop’s largest CNC. Upon completion, all members are given two hours of complimentary machine time to assist in tool setup for their first project. Use the free machine time to practice using the machine to manifest your next project. Machine/tool access: ShopBot CNC
  1. Instructors will review the machine setup checklist, the machine controls, and material setup while demonstrating laying out the material to show how the shopbot works.
  2. From there, they’ll go over the feeds and speed adjustments, before members will upload their files to cut their designs.
  3. While machining their designs, instructors will discuss the importance of digital to physical authentication. Our Shopbot CNC router can cut wood, plastic, aluminum, brass, foam, and more. Members operate this utilizing VCarve Pro software, and later, more advanced users can also work in Aspire.
  4. By the end of this class, members will learn how to draw in 2D and create tool paths for 2D and 3D, the tooling required to operate the ShopBot, the various methods to hold your workpiece in place, and finish by designing a custom box to be cut on the ShopBot.

Upcoming Classes

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North Philly

  • Feb 8th @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

South Philly

  • Feb 21st @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Wilmington

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Prerequisites

This class has several prerequisites associated with it. Before signing up, please ensure that by the time the class occurs, you will have already completed the following classes:

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