The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop. Even if you are not an Instructables member, free PDF downloads of all our machine manuals are available here.
This class goes over the safe operation of the ShopBot 3-axis CNC Mill Model: PRSalpha in the Pier 9 Workshop. A ShopBot is a computer controlled 3 axis machine that can be programmed to cut and carve a variety of materials. The ShopBot is an incredibly useful tool for cutting complex shapes in sheet materials, creating precisely fitted joints, making multiples of the same part, and more.
This is a safety and basic use class suitable for shop users of all levels of experience and is a good starting point to gain experience in CNC machining. Wood Shop experience and the CAD and CAM Class are recommended as prerequisites for this tool.
For more machine training check out the other CNC classes Pier 9 offers: