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 CNC (CNC)
 
   
CNC500: CNC BoxCenter Custom Box-Making Machine SBU

Learn how to operate the BoxCenter.

Designed and built by TechShop member John Osborne, it is the first computer controlled custom box-making machine of its kind. It will make nearly any custom-sized box of precise dimensions from a flat sheet of inexpensive 4' X 8' cardboard. The machine is controlled via an intuitive and easy-to-grasp graphical user interface (GUI). Use it to select special options like handles, flaps, lids, and made-to-fit packaging inserts. Now you can make your own packaging for products you make at TechShop!

Project: Custom cardboard box

Equipment access: BoxCenter

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the BoxCenter outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC BoxCenter Custom Box-Making Machine SBU Friday, 12/22/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC501: CNC BoxCenter Advanced

Vastly extend your skills of "box makitry."

Learn advanced features for making unusual, complex and sophisticated boxes, shipping inserts, and more. Then learn how to make free-form objects like our mascot “Corrugasaurus” by cleaning up raw drawings with VCarve Pro to heal, curve fit, touch up, nest,and prepare a proper G-code program. You will be able to make templates, patterns, forms, mockups, signs, Point of Sale displays, and more from large 4x8 foot sheets of cardboard.

Learning takes place in the Computer Lab, so each student is hands-on all the time. Follow along with the instructor to get comfortable with powerful concepts.

Bring a thumb drive to save your creations, then try them out on the BoxCenter!

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the CNC BoxCenter SBU
>b>Recommended: An understanding of VCarve Pro

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC BoxCenter Advanced Thursday, 12/28/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC102: CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU

Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Vinyl sticker

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Sunday, 12/17/17 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Wednesday, 12/20/17 5:30 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium.

Materials fee:
Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Project: Bottle opener

Prerequisites: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, and experience with conventional milling are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, tie hair back or secure under a cap, and remove all jewelry.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/19/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience
Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed-toe shoes, remove dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


TechShop Detroit's waterjet cutter has a worktable of 6'6" x 10'1", cutting material up to 4" thick.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Monday, 12/18/17 6:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Thursday, 12/21/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.