Learn to use the Asylum’s ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro – Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.
The Asylum’s ShopBot is a PRSalpha 96×48 model with full 3-axis CNC capability and a 8ft x 4ft x 6in work envelope. It can cut wood, plastic, plywood, MDF, and other materials.
Students will be trained in the use of the CAM software and control software for the ShopBot, as well as bit and tool selection, material hold-down techniques, speed and feed settings, and safe operating procedures.
What to Bring:
Please wear shop appropriate clothing (close-toed shoes, long pants, no loose clothing, long hair tied back, etc..) something with which to take notes. A USB thumb drive to store projects and toolpaths is helpful.
Hands-on experience creating machinable drawings and tool paths in VCarve, and operating the Shopbot using appropriate materials, toolbits and workpiece mounting methods.
After successful testing, the student will be authorized for independent operation of the ShopBot.
Wood, MDF, and plastic for classwork are provided.
Tuesdays, 11/19/19 – 12/10/19