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CNC600: Advanced CNC Milling: Haas VF-2 VMC

This is a 2-SESSION class, running 6 hours each session. Sessions will be scheduled on consecutive days at the same time (for example, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM). If you cannot attend both sessions, DO NOT register for this class. Refunds will not be given for failure to attend.

In this advanced 2-day class, you will learn how to safely and effectively operate the Haas VF-2 Vertical Machining Center. You will learn not only how to properly set up and run the machine, but also dive deep into the background theory of CNC, CAM, production workflow, design for manufacturing, precision machining techniques, material selection, tooling, and more.

The project in this class is a keychain multi-tool designed for efficient manufacturing on the Haas VF-2. You will walk through the theory behind its design, CAD and CAM processing in Autodesk Fusion 360, work set-up and jig plate fixturing with multiple work coordinate systems, and post-processing and heat treating of the D-2 tool steel components.

This class is great for anyone from the hobbyist who wants to learn more about precision design and manufacturing techniques to the small business that wants to improve part quality and reduce production cycle times!

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class. Intermediate CNC milling and 3D design/CAD experience are required. Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics attendance is recommended but not required.

If you are unsure of whether this class is suited to your needs, interested students are welcome to attend the first half hour of the first session. A thorough overview of the machine and the scope of the class will be given.

No classes currently scheduled or available for enrollment? Email education.dca@techshop.com for more information or to schedule a private session.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced CNC Milling: Haas VF-2 VMC
(Advanced Milling: Haas)
Wednesday, 10/25/17 9:30 AM 12.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced CNC Milling: Haas VF-2 VMC
(Advanced Milling: Haas)
Monday, 11/6/17 12:00 PM 12.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced CNC Milling: Haas VF-2 VMC
(Advanced Milling: Haas)
Saturday, 11/11/17 10:00 AM 12.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC101: Concepts of CNC

Learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This seminar will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part). Learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting.

TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

Learn the big picture:
  • Concepts of CNC Learn all the vocabulary and concepts needed to get the most out of the other classes in this series
Learn to translate your drawing into machine readable code:
  • CAD to CAM - VCarve Pro and Cut3D This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the ShopBot CNC router
  • CAD to CAM - InventorCAM Software This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the Tormach CNC mill, but the software will also work on the ShopBot
Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Tuesday, 10/31/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
24 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Wednesday, 11/1/17 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Friday, 11/10/17 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Wednesday, 11/22/17 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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, 10/19/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Sunday, 10/22/17 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Thursday, 10/26/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Saturday, 10/28/17 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 10/21/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 10/28/17 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 11/6/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 11/11/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * 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, 10/19/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 10/24/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 11/4/17 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 11/19/17 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 11/24/17 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 11/28/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 11/30/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience
Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, remove dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


The waterjet cutter in the DC/Arlington store has a 6.6' by 10.1' cutting surface.

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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 10/21/17 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 10/22/17 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 10/29/17 9:30 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Thursday, 11/9/17 7:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.