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CNC Router Basics and Certification

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Explore the key principles of safe CNC Router operation in the Ace Shop. Learn about how the CNC works, changing bits, safe materials for cutting, securing your project, and best practices. Students will leave with the information they need to operate the machine and pass the certification knowledge check.

This course is only intended to cover the safe physical operation of the CNC router. Students will need to learn the necessary CAM software independently or during a separate course Intro to Fusion 360.

Masks are optional for this event.

Class Type: Access
Level: Beginner
Timing: 5 hours
Location: Classroom portion in suite 206 (Coworking/Textiles) or 214 (Clean Fabrication)
Prerequisites: Ace Shop Basics
Certification: CNC Router Certification (level 1)
Age: 18+


  • Ace Makerspace CNC Router Program – Features and Etiquette
  • CNC Router Concepts
  • Anatomy of the Tool
  • Fixturing – Review of Methods
  • CAD-CAM-CNC workflow overview
  • Safety and Best Practices
  • Using the CNC Router – Hands on!

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
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 ow

Class Scholarship Available
Scholarships are only available after 3 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.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled, we can offer a refund but otherwise, do not.

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September 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Tags:


Richard Ong
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Coworking/Textiles and Workshop


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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