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Using VCarve Pro with your CNC Router

August 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

One of the best things about adding a CNC router to a school or college is the amount of subjects it has the potential to cross-over into. VCarve CAM software is perfect for the educational environment. It’s easy enough to make progress in a standard class period but also has enough power to be used for more in-depth projects to enable all levels of student use. In this workshop, we’ll teach instructors how to integrate VCarve Pro into your classroom workflow with a Techno CNC router.

Topics Include:

  • Safety
  • The CNC Machine, XYZ, 4th axis, Gantry, Rails, Bed, Sacrificial Bed, Tooling, Tool Changer, Vacuum Hold-Down, Dust Collection
  • Key CNC Knowledge – Computer Skills -> Design and Toolpath Software -> Operating and Maintaining your CNC Machine -> Knowledge of Materials and Tooling
  • CNC Workflow – Concept -> Design -> Toolpaths (CAM) -> Machining -> Finish
  • VCarve/Aspire Capabilities – Vector, 2D, 2.5D, 3D
  • VCarve Definitions – Basic
  • Projects
  • Create Vectors – Use basic shapes to create vectors and demonstrate Profile Toolpath
  • Image to vector logo –  trace Bitmap, show layers, demonstrate Pocket, Drilling and Text Toolpaths,
  • 2.5 and full 3D capabilities

Prerequisites: None


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Part of AET Labs’ Summer Fab Lab Bootcamp for New England Educators


August 16, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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AET Labs


Minuteman High School
758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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