Hands-On CNC Training Class

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  • May 1, 2017 - May 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This three day class will be focused on the operation and use of CAD, CAM and CNC milling machines!  Students will use Fusion 360 CAD & CAM and Tormach CNC mills.


  • Introduction of class and attendees
  • Safety
  • Make our first Part (basic):
  • Now with a part “under your belt”, discuss:
    • Fusion360 CAD
    • Fusion360 Drawings
    • Fusion360 CAM
    • Prepping raw material
    • Recommended Tools to own
      • Must have
      • Useful but not mandatory
      • Luxury
    • Machining
      • PathPilot
      • Edge Finding
      • Setting up tools, tool holders, tool heights
      • Setting Tool Heights
      • How to use a hammer
    • Fixturing and Work holding
      • Clamps, vises, fixture, jigs, plates,e tc
    • Measuring tools, quality control
    • When Not to use CNC
    • Deburring & Post-op procedures
    • Future & Ongoing Resources
      • Recommended videos, websites, books, products
    • Discussion of Machine Shop Business Practices, Getting started, etc

Class runs from 9AM until 5PM with a break for lunch from 12-1PM

Refund Policy:
Cancellation 31 Days or More in advance of class:  100% Refund
Cancellation within 30 days: 50% Refund
Cancellation within 10 days or No Show:  No refund, but we will offer 50% discount on one future class of equal or lesser value

Students are responsible for travel and accommodations to Zanesville, OH.  Closest airport CMH (Columbus) is about an hour away.



1554 Fairview Road, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701, United States


1 Comment

  1. Hi John,
    I have been following you for several years now, admire where you came from and all you have accomplished! I am working during the weekdays for a software company in the financial services area, then nights and weekends building my retirement company on the side. Intrigued by the training you are offering as someday I would like to be able to machine my Rifle Case Annealing units myself. Currently I have them done at a machinist in California. Would like to chat sometime with you to explore options of having you produce them or having you teach me how to get setup and produce them myself. You are a great inspiration to many! Randy Anderson, Member/Designer, RADFAB, LLC. 209-996-1637

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