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Onshape Solutions

Onshape Solutions

These videos are best digested when you have not a clue what OnShape is or how it works. They are answers to the questions most often asked by students and teachers when the first open on shape. We would suggest watching them in order, if you have the time, but most of you won’t, and […]
Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Download the worksheet here Either download the word document above, and type the answers in and hand in to your instructor, or follow the directions below. If you look it up the definition will be something like this: G–code is a language in which people tell computerized machine tools how to make something. If you are […]
Shapeoko: Add a Hardware E-Stop

Shapeoko: Add a Hardware E-Stop

Weirdest thing. The machine is quite amazing. The software is pretty well thought out. The build is easy. The workflow is smooth. But where’s the E-stop? There is ABSOLUTELY no way I could put a machine in my classroom without an E-stop, and the Shapeoko does not have one. Either software or hardware. I contacted […]
Shapeoko- Carbide Create Basics

Shapeoko- Carbide Create Basics

A very easy to use piece of software to help you design parts for your Shapeoko router. Considered a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) program, it allows you to design stuff on your stock, apply the toolpaths, then send it to your machine! The software is bare bones compared to EdgeCAM or HSM, but yet it […]
Dobot Survey For Educators

Dobot Survey For Educators

Dear educators and Dobot users, @DobotArm wants to hear from you. Please take our short survey and let us know your experience of getting Dobot’s educational solutions. And with those words, Dobot is asking for your opinion! When do you get the chance to make your opinion count? Not often! In our experience with Dobot, […]
Tormach PathPilot- Conversational Milling Tutorials

Tormach PathPilot- Conversational Milling Tutorials

Tormach’s Pathpilot Software contains an awesome feature called Conversational Milling which allows you to create G & M Code for simple or repetitive geometry without any 3D models or CAM. Imagine that… Think of the time you can save! We know there are a few tabs missing, but they are coming shortly!  11,585 total views
How do you Use a Collet?

How do you Use a Collet?

Question: I have anxsTECH Router and I can’t get my tools to stay in the tool holder. How do I make it work? Answer: It’s easy, but takes a little work when using a collet on a tool holder. This short video shows you how to “snap” the collet into the nut so the tool […]
Project Idea: CNC Nameplate

Project Idea: CNC Nameplate

Download the Activity In this project you will be able to take everything you’ve learned about Conversational Machining in PathPilot and put it together in one project to make a name plate. Go to our Conversational tutorials to learn the basics if each step of this project. The material we used is a piece of […]
Precision Measurement: Why & How?

Precision Measurement: Why & How?

Mark from Haas Automation sets his sights on a topic that every machinist and every machine shop deals with on a daily basis. He looks at the tools and terms you need to become familiar with as you’re starting out making parts and measuring them. Thanks to Haas Automation for this great video.  11,585 total views

Chris & Jim CIM

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