We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality.
This class covers the basic operation of our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to navigate VicEngrave software, proper machine set-up and calibration, how to import and run files, as well as operation of the vacuum table.
The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time.
The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first.
If you’re familiar with .DXF files then you can jump right into the VCarve: CNC Fundamentals class. This course covers the the ins-and-outs of VCarve, which is the software that converts your .DXF file into the G-code that the router will read to cut out your design. We highly recommend completing this course before the BOS CNC Router class.
- Max. Material Dimensions: 4 ft by 8 ft
- Cut various types of wood and plastic
- Vacuum bed
Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking.
**Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**