Would you like to operate a CNC machine but don’t know where to begin? Have some experience with a CNC but lack the confidence to move forward?
This 5-week introductory course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently operate this powerful piece of equipment.
Beginning with an introduction to CAD/CAM design in the computer lab, and finishing with a project completed in the Makerhaus wood shop, this class will provide you hands-on training and step-by-step guidance on how to successfully use the CNC router.
Upon successful completion of this class, you will have the knowledge and confidence to begin on a limitless list of projects using the CNC Router.
Materials are not included in tuition (around $20.) Your instructor will guide you on the selection and purchase of materials during the first class session.
About the Instructors:
Alexander Watchman started working at Ankrom Moisan Architects in Seattle upon completing the Master in Architecture program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. While at the GSD, he was the head CNC and woodshop TA in the Fabrication Lab, and taught multiple semesters of CNC machining courses. Before graduate school, he was the studio manager at a design/build firm in St. Paul, Minnesota, coordinating architectural and fabrication work for commercial and residential clients. He enjoys the process and challenges of applying fabrication skills and concepts to architectural work.
Cory Kocher is a seasoned instructor of CNC qualifying courses at Makerhaus and really knows his stuff when it comes to CNC routing. He should — he works with the folks who designed and built the Makerhaus CNC router
Prior to working at CNC Router Parts Cory spent 6 years in a Precision Sheet metal shop working with CNC Turret Punches, Lasers, Waterjets, and NC Press Breaks. This diverse CNC background makes him one experienced Maker.