CNC Milling machine level 1

CNC Milling machine level 1

Course for beginners in the world of milling and cnc
Learn how to use a CNC machine from the start
No experience necessary to join

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CNC Milling machine level 1 MIYCNC101

CNC milling class level 1.

Reference: MIYCNC101
Age: 12- 99 yrs.
Objective: Introduce the world of CNC and to give the absolute basics to use a CNC machine for simple 2d projects. The user will be able to program machine code that can be read by a CNC machine.

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 for people who want to learn the absolute basics of using a computer-controlled cutter (CNC) machine. Starting from the beginning of “what is a CNC” the student will learn all about the inner workings of an actual CNC milling machine then learn how to design parts and pieces with powerful but simple 2D computer aided design (CAD) software. By the end of the course the maker can work a machine by himself, cleaning and maintaining the machine, designing pieces and simple parts, transforming them into g-code (machine instructions) and placing and cutting the project into wood or plastic. The course includes 3 hours of practical work where the student can design a predefined part and cut it using the techniques described during the course.

With this course you will be able to draw 2 dimensional plans and transform them into machine code to be cut on a milling machine. You’ll be using Badog software to draw your conception easily. This introductory course gives you the knowledge to draw simple 2D objects with the use of a computer four CNC milling machines.

Goals: Introduce the world of CNC and to give the absolute basics to use a CNC machine for simple 2d projects.


CAD CAM software that is easy to use

It is easier than you think to learn CNC

About the equipment used in this course

CAD software has been around for a long time and makes it easy to make 6:00 and prepare files to be cut on a CNC milling machine. There are lots of software names that are free on the Internet but we’re using an in-house program that makes it easy to enter the world of CNC. CAD programs normally replace find by vine operation and line by line programming.

In the past this was done painstakingly by an operator of a CNC machine and usually took a lot of time. But with advancements in computer technology CAD programs have been readily available to the public and have been widely used in hobby situations as well as scholastic environments. This course allows you to dive into this world of virtual prototyping and lets you talk directly to the machine using two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings.



Drawing in 2D is easy

Our first course will give ou the basics


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 a CNC machine?
  • Discussion of software CAD / CAM / CAX / Pilot
  • Designing a piece in Badog CAD 2d design software
  • Transforming a piece into machine code
  • 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

Even though this instructional course doesn’t use the machine that much, it is advised to wear safety equipment and the old clothes as they might get dirty. It’s also a good idea to arrive a couple of minutes early for the course so you can dress accordingly for the class. We have the usual safety equipment like goggles and gloves at your disposal. If you have any questions before the courses, please feel free to let us know or to contact us in advance.





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* The actual hours of self-work are only offered on the day of the course and can be displaced by written agreement by our staff. The course times are approximative and it depends on your level the actual time. Some courses might be adjusted, and these descriptions, prices, conditions, claims can change without any warning. Please see our conditions and our current product line on our website for more information. Pictures used are representative and from informational purposes only.