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CNC Router Basics


Learn how to cut or engrave on our PRO Series 60120 (5’x10′) CNC Router. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Wood Shop CNC. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up a CNC and make sure it runs smoothly and safely.

NOTE: This class does not cover the concepts needed to design a CAD or vector file. Rather, we focus on how to create tool paths for a CAD or vector file. Consider scheduling One-on-One Instruction to learn about how to design files. For more information, contact

Understand the 5 Stages of the typical Digital Fabrication workflow
Customizing a 2.5D wall-mount sign project
Creating and Validating Toolpaths
Exporting Toolpath CNC Program
Common material work-holding and nesting strategies
Auto and Manual Zeroing of work coordinates
“Driving” the CNC machine
Emergency & Safety procedures
Loading and Running Toolpath CNC Programs on the machine

CNC Router Parts PRO Series 60120, 5’x10′ CNC Router
Vectric VCarve (Makerspace Edition)

We recommend a basic knowledge of and experience with vector files and file setup.

Sami Woolhiser is an ADX fabricator and resident CNC-whisperer.

Earlier Event: July 11
Plasma CNC Basics
Later Event: July 25
Plasma CNC Basics