Intro to CNC Router: Demystifying Digital Fabrication

5pm – 8pm

In this session I will explain the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router and how to design for such a powerful tool.  Individuals who have attended earlier sessions or have previous experience with design software such as Rhino, Illustrator or AutoCAD will be well prepared for the ideas discussed.

Topics:
Modeling and Drawing in brief.
Understanding the Machine
Importing File Types
What is CAM (Computer Aided Machining) and how to create tool paths.
Master CAM, a program used for producing machining instructions from 2D and 3D models.
Software alternatives and tools that use similar workflow.

You should expect to understand what is necessary to create something using this tool and will be able to take advantage of the router for the rest of ITP camp, with assistance from camp staff.