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Introduction to CNC Routing / Laser Cutting


The term CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. This is a system where, in this case, a machine utilizes 3-axis of operation to selectively remove material from a stock board such as timber. This process is particularly useful in the working environment to produce highly accurate shapes and forms from basic two-dimensional objects. In this course we will look at basic operations of a CNC routing machine, all the tool requirements, different utilizations such as routing and laser cutting, material setup etc., the fundamental approaches to material removal for accurate production capabilities and all the industries where this might apply.

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  • Duration

    • Full Time: 1 Day (08:30 - 16:00)

  • Course Prerequisites

    It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

    • Attended Introduction to Technical Drawing / Experience with Drafting, design, and basic creation of 2D drawings using Autodesk Autocad
    • Computer Literate specifically focused on Microsoft Windows.

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.

  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.

  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.

  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.

  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.

  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.


Module 2
CNC Machining – Routing and Laser Cutting

  • Students will learn to utilize a CNC router towards reductive form making and fabrication
  • Machine Operation, Servicing & Troubleshooting
  • Materials
  • Design planning
  • Cut path setup and machine setup

Machine Interface & Setup

  • Machine Language
    • What is multi-axial machining?
    • G-Code
  • Machine Capabilities
  • Material selection
  • Tool types and usage

Part design and considerations

  • Inception
  • The overall thought process and considerations to be made
  • Transferring designs to a CAD software
  • Machine path setup

Machines utilization

  • Operational Health & Safety
  • Machine Preparation
  • Material Setup
    • Material Selection
    • Alignment
    • Various mode of attaching the material stock
    • Final checks and inspection
  • Tool Selection and Setup
  • Selecting appropriate tool tips based on requirements
    • Tool fastening / mounting
    • Final checks and inspection
    • Machining / Laser Cutting

Utilizing external slicing software in preparation for CNC Machining

Various CNC machines come with their manufacturer setup or G-Code software, which is recommended to use with the CNC machine, however, the base principles of machining remain the same across the board.

  • Here we will cover the following:
  • What is the purpose of software that translate G-Code
  • Baseline user interface
  • Understanding machine thinking and capabilities

Using filters

  • Topic A: Using Noise and Rendering filters
  • Topic B: Using Brush Stroke filters
  • Topic C: Using Texture filters
  • Topic D: Using the Liquify filter

Automating tasks

  • Topic A: Using actions
  • Topic B: Using Automate commands

Preparing graphics for print and the web

  • Topic A: Preparing graphics for print
  • Topic B: Preparing graphics for the Web

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  • 01 March 2021
    01 March 2021
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    03 May 2021
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  • 05 July 2021
    05 July 2021
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  • 06 September 2021
    06 September 2021
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  • 01 November 2021
    01 November 2021
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By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Introduction to CNC Routing / Laser Cutting

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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