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Plasma CNC Basics


Cut steel and aluminum on our PRO Series Plasma CNC! This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Metal 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. Basic design and file setup is covered, though this class focuses on how to operate the Plasma CNC machine. 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
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 4’x4′ Plasma CNC

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

Earlier Event: July 9
CNC Router Basics
Later Event: July 23
CNC Router Basics