Intro to CNC Routing

  • July 10, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Madjax Maker Force

    515 East Main Street
    Muncie, Indiana 47305
Ticket Price $30.00 Register Now

Begin your journey into the world of CNC routing with our three-part workshop series designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in desktop CNC manufacturing. Join us as we delve into the core concepts, machine operation, and practical application, culminating in your ability to independently tackle CNC routing projects with confidence. Colby Gray, Ball State University professor and Director of Digital Fabrication, will guide participants though this hands-on learning experience to gain a comprehensive understanding of the CNC routing fundaments.

Session 1 (June 10): Introduction to CNC Basics-  Start by learning  fundamental vocabulary, terms, and concepts surrounding CNC manufacturing, milling, and cutting. By the end of this session, you'll have a solid grasp of key terminology and understand how to apply them in the Carbide Create software environment. 

Session 2 (June 17): Mastering the Carbide Machine-  Building on the fundamentals with hands-on learning, participants will gain proficiency in design software, and learn  to prepare the machine for operation, including proper material fixation and bed configuration. 

Session 3 (to be scheduled with instructor): Independent Project Execution- In our final session, it's time to put your knowledge into action. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of software operations and machine functionality, you'll tackle a project independently, with guidance and feedback from our experienced instructors. This session is designed to empower you to approach CNC routing projects confidently, utilizing your newfound skills to bring your creative visions to life.

Recommended for ages 18+ All supplies will be provided. No prior skills or experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop. A link will be provided upon registration to download the free software so that participants can practice their skills between classroom sessions.

Event Details:

  • July 10, July 17, + 1 mentoring session
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • Madjax Maker Force- 515 E. Main St. Muncie, IN 47305
  • This workshop will meet in the Design Lab near the Main St. entrance

*All of our workshops and classes are led by professional makers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators and community partners. We strive to provide high-quality and unique learning experiences. Registration will close up to 72 hours prior to the start of the event to provide time for instructors to prepare.

*Note, registrations and email reminders will be processed through SimpleTix. For multi-session workshops, only the first class meeting will appear on your ticket. You will receive a reminder email from SimpleTix close to the date of the event with any updated details.

*You may edit or cancel your ticket after registration, but per our registration policy we do not offer refunds for cancellations. All workshops are underwritten by generous donors and sponsors to keep registration fees as low as possible. We value your support of Maker Education as we strive to keep programs accessible.

Date & Time

Wed, Jul 10, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Madjax Maker Force

515 East Main Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305 Madjax Maker Force
Madjax Maker Force

Madjax is the home of Muncie’s Maker Force—a collaboration of makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses building community and creativity. We offer maker workshops, memberships to the Design Lab makerspace and Co:Lab coworking space, and leasable space for small businesses. 

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