Tormach, our main partner in the United States, will hold CNC Mill Workshop. The training course will last 3.5 days, from 10 to 13 December, 2013.
CNC Fundamentals is workshop designed as an immersion course in CNC for prototyping and custom manufacturing. This is a survey of the CNC process, from concept to cutting chips, with an emphasis on learning and building confidence.
Day 1: Getting Started with CAM. Students will each get hands-on programming experience using SprutCAM to design tool paths for several parts that will then be cut right on the mill. This is co-listed with our 1-day SprutCAM Training.
Day 2: Machining and Programming Simple Parts. Many of the most common CNC tasks involve precisely locating features on simple parts. Students will program and make several 2.5D components. After lunch, each student will learn CNC work offset fundamentals and basic G-code programming language.
Day 3: Multisided Precision Machining. Students will make a complex mechanical part and learn how to use tool tables and coordinate systems. We will demonstrate advanced workholding techniques, roughing and finishing strategies, tapping.
Day 4: Design for Manufacturing/Intro to 4th Axis. On the final day, students will use advanced techniques to manufacture a 4th axis component, learning how to use a CNC machine as a work cell for small batch part manufacturing.