Overview

NOTE: This is a 2-day class, Monday and Weds from 6pm to 9:30pm. The ticket for the first date includes the second day, no need to buy a ticket for each day.

This 2 day class is designed to offer a more complete walktrhough of the design and fabrication process for a sample shopbot project. Attendees will cover the entire workflow from file creation, design considerations, to choosing the appropriate ShopBot bits and creating the corosponding toolpath, then actually cutting it.

If you're new to the concept of CNC oriented fabrication, we suggest you start with the Design & Build: Fusion 360 Project with Laser Cutter class, then take this class seperately, however there is not strict prerequisite.

This class will start with a DXF file of a bird house and use it to generate a toolpath for the Shopbot. Then we will cut it out of plywood using the Shopbot and assemble the finished project. This class is strongly focused on the CAM features in Fusion 360 to generate tool paths for 3 Axis CNC cutting machines like the Shopbot. It is not a good class for learning how to use Fusion 360 to make 3D models. For that please see Fusion 360 for the laser cutter class to get a detailed understanding of how to make 3D models.

You'll Cover:

    In this class you learn about:
  • 3D CAM Design with Adobe's Fusion 360 ( pockets and contours )
  • Creating a tools library and adding your CNC bits to it.
  • Automated Dog Bones for corners
  • Post Processing of finished project for the Shopbot.
  • Cutting the finished project on the Shopbot

Equipment Covered

  • Shopbot Desktop - ROC

Important Information

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended you have completed the Rocklin “Intro to Shopbot" class before you take this class. This class serves as a good review for people who's Shopbot skills are rusty or for those who learned how to use the Shopbot downtown but now want to use the Shopbot Desktop in Rocklin. For students who have not yet had a Shopbot class, the teacher will run the Shopbot and the student will be allowed to observe.

Bring a good laptop with you if you have one available. Please be advised that this program runs well on powerful laptops and not so well on older / slower laptops, like the ones computer lab. Make sure to have Fusion 360 loaded on your PC prior to the class.

    About the Instructor

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