Training Workshop Objective
The objective of the training workshops is to familiarize the user with the Tormach PCNC 770 Series 3 machine and basic CNC machining skills.
This will be accomplished through multiple paid workshops that will involve sessions of classroom instruction and hands on learning. Safety and other procedures will be a top priority. After each workshop, the user will keep their completed project and will receive some new tools similar to those used during the sessions.
At the end of the training, the user will not be a professional machinist but they should be able to setup and safely operate the machine unsupervised.
Due to the complexity of this machine and CNC machining in general, determining when a user can proceed unsupervised will need to be decided on an individual basis. Users with professional experience may not need all the workshops while other users may require additional training.
Total learning time is approximately 30-40 hours over a 6 month period.
Total cost of all four workshops is $500.
If you are interested in being authorized to use the Tormach, please contact Kyle Hossler or Mike Ireland.
Workshop 1 - Soft Jaws
1. Manual Machining Workshop
Session 1.1 (classroom): overview of machine specifications, introduction to resources, and make717’s procedures for this machine.
Session 1.2 (machine): machine a set of 4” soft jaws that can be used with the vises in the Tormach.
Workshop 2 - Helping Hands Base
Successful completion of Workshop 1
Session 2.1 (classroom and machine): learn about “speeds and feeds” and practice some cutting parameters at the machine.
Session 2.2 (classroom): learn about thread milling and receive a basic introduction to Fusion 360.
Session 2.3 (machine): machine a helping hands base using the instructor’s verified part program.
Workshop 3 - Arduino Uno Enclosure
Successful completion of Workshop 2
Session 3.1 (classroom): learn about tapping options, more in depth look at Fusion 360, discuss machining strategy for the arduino uno enclosure.
Session 3.2 (classroom): review each student’s CAM
Session 3.3 (machine): machine an arduino uno enclosure using your part program.
Workshop 4 - Student Thesis
Successful completion of Workshops 1 through 3
For this workshop, you will choose your own project and do the design, CAM, and machining. You will receive one-on-one guidance as necessary through this process.