*Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.
In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).
In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.
Prerequisites - The prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:
Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.
Contact: David Hays at [email protected]