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This Instructable is for anyone interested in Pier 9's CNC Shop.

Welcome to the Pier 9 CNC Shop! This shop is a great resource and this Instructable will show you how to successfully use it. We look forward to working with you!

Step 1: CAM Software for Haas CNC Mill

The site cam.autodesk.com is your resource center for Autodesk CAM software.

There are two fully integrated CAD/CAM options:

  • Inventor HSM Pro 2016
  • Fusion 360 CAM

Both are great for beginners.

Additional CAM options:

  • Delcam (to install the latest versions of DelCAM products, contact the CNC Lead Instructor)
    • good for advanced users and 5-axis operation
    • FeatureCAM
      • Powerful and widely used
    • ArtCAM
      • popular for engraving, signage, and coin making
      • see this Artist in Residence Moon Carving Project

Post-Processors

Step 2: How to Learn the Haas CNC Mill

Why should you follow these steps and what you will learn?

  • You'll be able to make 90% of the parts designed for a CNC milling machine.
  • You'll learn CAM software and best practices.
  • You'll learn High Speed Machining techniques that are normally only taught to advanced users.

Step 1 - Learn the Software and Milling Tools

Step 2 - Learn the Machine

Step 3 - Use the Machine and Software

Step 3: CAM Software for Haas CNC Lathe

cam.autodesk.com

  • Inventor HSM Pro 2016
    • Turning functionality is embedded

Step 4: How to Learn the Haas CNC Lathe

Step 1

Step 2

  • Take the Haas CNC Lathe Course

Step 3

  • Cut example part (pictured above)

Step 5: CAM Software for DMS Router

cam.autodesk.com is your resource center for Autodesk CAM software

There are two fully integrated CAD/CAM options:

  • Inventor HSM Pro 2016
  • Fusion 360 CAM
  • Both are great for beginners

Delcam

  • FeatureCAM
    • Powerful and widely used
  • ArtCAM Engraving, signage, and coin making

Post-Processors

Copy from network drive from folder 'CNC Data'

Step 6: How to Learn the DMS Router

Step 1

Step 2

  • Take ShopBot class

Step 3

  • Cut example part. Spoon!

Step 7: How to Use the CNC Shop

Be AWESOME.

Be prepared:

  • Watch videos
  • Take notes
  • Take the class
  • Generate tool paths at your desk
  • Handout for CNC machine (you are required to use it at all times)

Report broken tools to any Shop Staff member.

Don't interrupt others while setting up and operating a CNC machine.

Machine (Haas CNC lathe and mill) must always be in 5% rapid.

Get a lot of rest.

Enjoy the process and take your time. Thanks for joining us.

<p>Who is jealous...this guy!</p>
So THAT'S how Pier9 has so many papa San chairs and sawdust/epoxy soapdishes...
<p>Mmmmm, toys...</p>

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