Intro to CNC Routing


Date(s) - 09/02/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Intro to CNC Routing

  baldwin_briscoe_cut_cnc   This class will teach the basics of CNC Routing and 2D/2.5D/3D CAM using open source tools. This class is a requirement for members before they are able to use the CNC Router (sponsored by Baldwin and Briscoe). This class is open to the public at a nominal fee. Non-members will learn all of the basics of CNC. Non-members will not be permitted to cut anything on the CNC router.

The What

During this class, students will learn the basics of 2D, 2.5D and 3D CAM as well as how to run PaxSpace’s CNC Router.

An agenda for this class is as follows:

2D/2.5D CAM:

  • Create designs in Inkscape (vector graphics) for easy CAM
  • Use jscut
    • Web based CAM software package


  • Take STL files and run them through a Blender setup to generate a height map
  • Run that height map through some software to generate gcode.

V-Carving (signs/engraving):

  • Create designs in Inkscape
    • Also off of images
  • Run F-Engrave to generate gcode


CNC Routing:

  • Basic setup of our CNC Router
  • Steps necessary to run the gcode taken from the above CAM solutions




All PaxSpace members must take this course and schedule a one-on-one training session with the Quartermaster for machine setup before they are allowed to use the CNC Router!!!

The Who

The instructor will be Paul Di Biase.

The Where

The instruction will take place in the classroom and workshop @ PaxSpace.

The Requirements

There are no prerequisites  to taking this course.

You must be a PaxSpace member to be able to cut something on the Router.

Equipment and Supplies

Computers with necessary software installed for design work and CAM

CNC Router running GRBL  (not Mach3 or LinuxCNC)

The Cost

  • Fees:
    • Members: Free
    • Non Members: $15

All costs get donated with 100% pass-through to PaxSpace Inc as a general donation

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay for this class.
You may also bring cash (sorry no checks).

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