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CNC Mill Basics and Certification

August 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This class will cover the basics of running the CNC Mill at Ace Makerspce. We will start at in the coworking room for software and concept training (~2+ hours), then move back to the Metal Room where everyone will mill a project.

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  • Level: Beginner
  • Timing: 4 hours
  • Location: Suite 206 Coworking or Clean Fabrication #214
  • Certification: Certification on CNC Mini Mill
  • Age: 18+

IMPORTANT! Please bring a laptop with Fusion 360 installed on it (free for hobbyists). Please bring a snack for yourself. I would like to run through without breaking for lunch.

  • Agenda
  • Demo
  • Production Overview
  • Basics of using Fusion 360
  • Basics of Mach 4
  • GCode
  • CNC Mill
  • Bits
  • Techniques

What to bring: Please bring a laptop with Fusion 360 installed on it (free for hobbyists).

What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves and, work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Safety Gear: Eye protection, and ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. If you are fussy, bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 2 students per session. If the class is canceled, we can offer a refund but otherwise, do not.

Class Scholarship Available

A Scholarship is only available after 2 spots have been filled. The scholarship for this class is funded primarily by a small amount added to other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class, please submit this request form . You may be notified as little as 24 hours before the event, depending on event sales.


August 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Team Ace
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Coworking and Metal


Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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