Introduction to Digital Design & CNC Routing – W0306

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Furniture and Woodworking

David O. Crenshaw

DATES: June 15 – 19, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: The course introduces basic design concepts using Rhino CAD (computer aided design) software. Students take their computer designs and use them to render a 2-D or 3-D model. Through the use of CAM (computer aided machining) software and the CNC (computer numerically controlled) router, the designed model will be output in a range of materials including wood, machineable clay, or wax.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students will primarily use solid wood and MDF (medium density fiberboard). Students may use machineable clay for mold making, or machinable wax for lost wax casting. We will explore Mastercam as our CAM software.

ACTIVITIES: After an introduction to the equipmentand software capabilities, students will be guided through setup, orientation, and operation of the CNC in relation to their creative goals. Design and operation will be accompanied by related literature to enhance understanding, availability and continued application of CAD/CAM technology.

FACULTY: David O. Crenshaw is the Director of Digital Fabrication at Alfred University, NY. He instructs art/ engineering students in modern technology. In his artistic designs he employs new technology such as laser scanning, CNC, CMM, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing software such as Rhino, Solidworks (CAD) Mastercam, and Artcam (CAM) to join porcelain with metal to create a harmonious relationship.

Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95

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