Hands on learning of the fundamentals of safe and practical use of the Tormach PCNC 440 Metal Mill.
This class will teach the basics of CNC milling and machining on the Tormach CNC Mill. Knowledge of CAD/CAM software such as Fusion 360 is recommended but not required.
Students who successfully compete this class will earn the Advanced Metal CNC Badge, allowing ongoing use for members. Students *must* have experience on the Bridgeport Mill prior to taking this class. Badging qualifies if participant is a member. If not a member, please provide proof of experience with a milling machine. Previous attendance at a MakeHaven class for the Bridgeport qualifies.
Identify the locations and function of the milling machine's E-stop
Identify and demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Identify the location and function of the components on the mill
Required machine maintenance including way oil pump
Learn and understand the differences between manual and CNC milling
Learn the basics of the Tormach PathPilot Interface
Demonstrate cleaning, installing and setting tools
Demonstrate and understand use of the probe
Explain and demonstrate setting and understanding work origins
Learn reasonable feeds & speeds for the machine
Understand basic G-Code and programming
Explain and demonstrate manually writing and modifying G-Code
Preform test cuts in air
Observe a demonstration cut in material to see the effect of various speeds and feeds
Demonstrate posting (exporting) G-Code from CAM software
Demonstrate required clean up after use
General Public: $218
MakeHaven members: $185
At 770 Chapel, in basement beside main space.