CNC Milling machine level 2

CNC Milling machine level 2

Suppliment for our milling CNC course
Learn the advanced skills of CNC
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CNC Milling machine level 2 MIYCNC102

CNC milling class level 2

Reference: MIYCNC102
Age: 12- 99 yrs.
Objective: . In this course you will learn how to zero in the machine calibrate the file and start cutting your model with Mach 3 software. This course will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to the first level course and be able to pilot the machine.

Prerequisite: MIYCNC101, or some CNC machine skills
Duration: 2-3h course & 3h self-work
Dates: On demand Tuesday to Saturday
Instructors: Team Miy MakerSpace et extern
Cost: 300
Group: 200/p (min 5)

What you can expect during this course

This course is designed as a complement to our first level course in CNC milling machines. It allows the user not only to be able to refine his drawing skills in two dimension and three dimensions, but to be able to calibrate the machine at its machine 0 and to launch the milling machine code. Although the first course is not mandatory it is important to have some basics in CNC milling. The program that we’ll be using is Mach 3 software for piloting, but the parameters are the same for any step directional software on the market. Which means that you can operate a conventional CNC milling machine with the skills that you learned during this course.

The goal of this course is to refine your skills for you to pass it the third level of our CNC master class which is to cut objects and models in three dimensions. After this course you should be able to choose the material, choose your speeds and feeds, be able to program the CNC machine, calibrate the zero of the machines, choose your tool and start to cut your design. Another goal of this course is so that you’re autonomous on the machine so that you can use our membership in our workshop efficiently. This course is the same course that we give to people who buy our machines and need a quick easy way to enter the world of C&C without all the hassle of taking a course.



Transform 2D drawings into 3D models

Milling machines are easy to use


About the equipment used in this course

These advanced CNC techniques can be used on many different machines and many different software that use what’s called a step directional controller. Nowadays many CNC milling machines use step directional controllers because they’re easy to use and can be adapted to the personal computer very easily. A configuration file is used to calibrate the sizes of the machine and the speeds and feeds of your project. Once the computer is calibrated with the machine it should be able to pilot the machine and follow the instructions that you have written with a post processor such as AutoCAD or Badog CAM.

The machine that we’ll be using is a Badog X3 which is the same machine that we use to cut all our other machines in our workshop in Fribourg. These machines are small and surprisingly precise for their cost and can be easily placed in a small workshop or along the side of a small assembly line. We’ll be using standard software for this course that can be easily available on the Internet or by mail order.

This course is a great introduction into the third module which will be 3D modeling and more complex ideas like milling speeds and feeds as well as tool choices.







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MiY MakerSpace equipment used for this course

Machines/technologies: Badog X3 3d milling machine and tools.
Software and support: Badog CAM software, Mach3 software, Inkscape and Photoshop
Options: There are no extra options available for this course


Course syllabus and Instruction method

  • Introductory course of security and workshop tour
  • What is CNC milling pivot software?
  • how to use the basic software CAD / CAM / CAX / Pilot
  • transforming a 2D or 3D file into machine code.
  • calibrating the machine in settings
  • calibrating the zero of the machines and launching our first cut
  • Conclusion and continuation



Instruction method:
Live lectures and solo courses or with our team of engineers
You will be using real machines and real technologies used in industries.
Support, Instruction, and procedure are also included on paper.
See our agenda or contact us for reservations or for more details.


Our advice

CNC machines are very easy to use but it can be easy to forget the fact that they’re very dangerous. The machines have sharp edges, and they have sharp tools that spin at very high speeds therefore security equipment needs to be used. We supply the basic safety equipment such as gloves and glasses, but you have if you have special requirements let us know and we can make arrangements for you.







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