Make a Contemporary Cameo Box with Modern Technology with Will Lerums July 8-12, 2019


$825 tuition, $50 material fee
Key Points:
*Navigating CAD / CAM interfaces
*Lecture and discussion concerning CNC machines and set up
*Considerations and practice determining CAM operations and settings
*Experience manually controlling, homing and zeroing three different machine
*Discussions and practice registering and clamping material
*Demonstrations of diamond drag bit on mirror and non-ferrous metals

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Despite having the machine, and a drawing, a CNC router is still far from cutting anything. In this class, each student will be provided a full set of Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), the files of a contemporary table box. Students will be responsible for determining the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) operations and the proper settings. Each operation, such as profiling, pocketing, and 3D carving, will have their own settings concerning factors like feed rate, depth of cut, and step-over distance. There will be class lectures and discussions concerning topics, such as CNC machine set up, material considerations, and feed rate will aid in determining the proper CAM settings. Once complete, posting these CAM operations to THREE different post processors will give students an opportunity to experience three distinctly different machines. Students will gain experience controlling the CNC router manually with three different controller software. In the controller software, students will home the machine, determine machine zero and load the posted files. Methods of registering and clamping material to the machine will be explored extensively, and will greatly aid in the completion of a beautiful box.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.