Benchtop CNC: A Good Investment for Me? - MFG3
Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Speakers: George Vondriska, Owner: Vondriska Works
Pricing: Pre-registration through July 31, 2020: $95; Standard pricing August 1 - 28, 2020: $125
Benchtop CNC routers have come on strong in recent years. They make good "employees;" they show up every day, can read a tape measure, and do what you ask them to do. Would a benchtop CNC router be a good investment for your shop? Can you master the skills you need to monetize the machine? This seminar will help you answer those questions.
We'll spend time looking at the software that is a common companion to benchtop CNC routers to help you determine what its learning curve looks like, and what it would take you to get up to speed using it.
We'll also look at hardware; the basic functions of a CNC router, mounting material, commonly used router bits and setting up and using the machine. The emphasis again will be familiarizing you with a CNC router so you can get a feel for your learning curve.
Finally, we'll have a look at the work a benchtop CNC router can do for you. 3D carving, wooden signs, styrene templates, non-ferrous metal, polycarbonate... What will you do with your benchtop CNC router?