In session 1 we learned the proper safety rules of using the ZMill. We also learned how certain things are important in the process of using the zmill. We also learned about the important things in CNC Manufacturing.
In session 2 we learned how to simply measure and mill a shape while using the manual control buttons. We also learned the speeds that the zmill go when manufacturing. We also made a square.
In session 3 we milled two additional objects into our square from the previous session. The objects were a circle and a line slanted from corner to corner. We also learned about the Cartesian coordinate system and what its relates to the movement speed to the mill.
In session 4 we made another simple shape but the computer made it for us. We also learned about the software that controls the ZMill.
In session 5 we created a text that we will put into our material. We later engraved our name into the milling material by letting the computer do it for us.
In session 6 we made what ever we want into the plastic material. I made a Porsche.
In session 7 we completed a challenge using the ZMill and its software. We also made another thing of our choice. This time i made a sports car.
Career field in CNC Manufacturing
CNC Machinist Fast Track is trainees learn how to program, set up and operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools. Graduates attain at least two industry credentials through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), such as: NIMS Measurement, Materials and Safety (MMS), NIMS CNC Milling Level 1, and NIMS CNC Turning Level 1. Graduates also complete two OSHA approved safety training courses: OSHA 10 HR (General Industry) and OSHA Forklift Operator (3 Year License). CNC tuition: $8000