Introduction to the BFR 9000

By dustin on Under Lorin Parker, BFR 9000, CNC, Electronics Warden, Introduction, CAM, Gcode, Mach3, fusion360, Shapeoko

Introduction to the BFR 9000

It seems that folks really want to get familiar with our CNC equipment. So Lorin Parker, our electronics warden, will also be offering an introductory course on the same day with Brad to familiarize people with the basics of our CNC. This to help familiarize you with the CNC and demystify things about it, not an certification class. The date and time will be Saturday January 9th from 10am to 12pm. Please RSVP here.

Things that Lorin will cover:

  • Safety Safety Safety! Lorin will show you how to not kill yourself or lose a hand
  • What the CNC is and is not
  • What CAM and GCode do
  • What Mach3 is and isn't
  • Information about the machines themselves
  • We'll use auto desk fusion360 to make some gcode and do some cuts with Shapeoko and the big CNC. Emphasis on best practices and how to get started with CAM.

Introduction to the Enco RF-30 Mill

By dustin on Under enco, mill, Introduction, Brad Walsh, Class

Introduction to the Enco RF-30 Mill

Brad Walsh, our new CNC warden, recently fixed up the mill and offered to run a class on Saturday January 9th from 1 to 3pm. Please RSVP here.

"This would be basic safe operation and a walk through of how to load a tool and make some chips." -Brad

You can check the wiki page for the mill for information regarding the repair process it went through, manuals, and other mill related information.