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Hotels & Lodging:

  1. The Zanesville Holiday Inn Express has a preferred rate. Use either this link or call 740-297-4751 and mention “Saunders Machine Works”.
    ​Rate should be $99/night (plus tax)
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Class Location & Nearest Airport:

Classes are located in Zanesville, OH 43701.

CMH (Columbus a.k.a. John Glenn) is the closest airport; it is about 60 miles away.

Introduction to Fusion 360

​This two day introductory class focuses on the basics of using Fusion 360 in the machine shop, including CAD and CAM. No prior experience is required. Computers are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own laptop.

  • Modeling
    • Sketching
    • Constraints
    • Bodies & Components
    • Sketching Tips & Tricks
    • Demo’s: knife blade, speed vise handle
  • CAM
    • Setup’s & Work Coordinate Systems
    • Creating Tools in the Tool Library
    • Core operations: Face, 2D Adaptive, 2D Contour
    • Introduction to 3D tool paths
    • Demonstration with CAM Samples

Hotel: The Zanesville Holiday Inn Express has a preferred rate. Use either this link or call 740-297-4751 and mention “Saunders Machine Works”.
​Rate should be $99/night (plus tax)

Airport: CMH (Columbus a.k.a. John Glenn) is the closest airport; it is about 60 miles away.


Details Price Qty
Introduction to Fusion 360 August 17-18, 2019show details + $300.00 (USD)   Expired
Introduction to Fusion 360 Sept 28-29, 2019show details + $300.00 (USD)  
Introduction to Fusion 360 Dec 7-8, 2019show details + $300.00 (USD)  

Hands On CNC Machining Class

This three day class will be focused on the operation and use of CAD, CAM and CNC milling machines! Students will use Fusion 360 CAD & CAM and Tormach or HAAS CNC mills. Computers are provided, although students may bring their own laptop.

Class Prerequisites:  You must be comfortable with basic computer operations (e.g. Microsoft Windows).  No machining or Fusion 360 prior experience is required.  For those who have never used CAD before, we recommend our 2-Day Intro to Fusion class (which precedes this class).

Curriculum:

  • Fusion 360
    • CAD
    • Dimensional Drawings
    • CAM and CNC Toolpaths
  • Basic Cutting Tool Speeds & Feeds
  • Recommended Machine Shop & Measuring Tools
  • CNC Machines Available for Class:
    • HAAS VF2-SS and TM3-P
    • Tormach 1100 and 770
  • Hands-On Portion
    • Use of Edge Finders, Haimer, and Renishaw Probes to find Work Coordinate System
    • Setting up Cutting Tools, tool holders, and tool heights
    • Setting up and cutting soft jaws
    • Students will machine and take home a sample part, a speed vise handle, and a small utility knife

Hotel: The Zanesville Holiday Inn Express has a preferred rate. Use either this link or call 740-297-4751 and mention “Saunders Machine Works”.
​Rate should be $99/night (plus tax)

Airport: CMH (Columbus a.k.a. John Glenn) is the closest airport; it is about 60 miles away.


Details Price Qty
Hands On CNC Machining Class August 19-21, 2019show details + $1,375.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Hands On CNC Machining Class Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2019show details + $1,375.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Hands On CNC Machining Class Dec 9 - 11, 2019show details + $1,375.00 (USD)  

Fixturing & Advanced CAM Class

This two-day, hands-on class is focused on workholding, fixturing & Advanced CAM. We will discuss work holding strategies and methods, learn how to control and use 3D finishing strategies, and apply what was learned through the programming and machining of a fixture plate and bottle opener project. Each attendee will leave the class with a small bottle opener fixture and a bottle opener that you machine in the class.

Curriculum:

Workholding & Fixturing:

  • Overview of workholding strategies
  • Review and discussion of 50+ fixture examples including soft jaws, fixture plates, Mitee-Bite, Carr-Lane and other workholding and fixturing tools
  • Discussion of workholding strategy, including balance of time, cost, fixture life, process reliability and setup time.
  • Fixturing Best Practices (marking fixtures, swap-able, keeping soft jaws in pairs)

Advanced CAM:

  • 3D toolpaths
  • Advanced toolpath containment
  • Rest Machining
  • 4th Axis and 3+2 Machining

Hands-On

  • Programming CAM to machine fixture and bottle opener
  • Machining fixture plate and bottle opener using HAAS or Tormach CNC machines.
  • NOTE: Students must has prior HAAS experience or have attended the 3-day Hands On CNC class in order to use the HAAS machines.

Instructors:  Kevin Ellingson, Jared Pickrell

PREREQUISITES: Must be comfortable using Fusion 360 CAD and CAM.

 


Details Price Qty
Fixturing & Advanced CAM - August 22-23, 2019show details + $699.00 (USD)  
Fixturing & Advanced CAM - Oct 3-4, 2019show details + $699.00 (USD)  
Fixturing & Advanced CAM - Dec 12-13, 2019show details + $699.00 (USD)  

REFUND POLICY:

Cancellation 31 Days or More in advance of class:  100% Refund
Cancellation within 30 days: 50% Refund
Cancellation within 10 days or No Show:  No refund, but we will offer 50% discount on one future class of equal or lesser value.