PENSAR COM AS MÁQUINAS – From design to fabrication
Convento de São Francisco

Esta oficina tem como base ensinar a compreender os fundamentos do funcionamento de uma máquina de CNC, através da utilização de um router de 3 eixos. Ao longo de dois dias imersivos, os participantes irão estar em contato com os aspectos teóricos da tecnologia CNC e irão meter em prática o que aprenderam, realizando os seus seus próprios projectos numa pequena escala.

This hands-on workshop aims to equip participants with a fundamental understanding and practical experience in CNC machining, focusing on the use of a 3-axis router. Over two immersive days, attendees will journey from the theoretical aspects of CNC technology to the completion of their own small-scale projects.

“𝐷𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠, 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚!”

𝐺𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑦 𝐾𝑎𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑣

PROGRAM

Day 1: Theoretical Foundations and Machine Familiarization The first day is dedicated to building a solid theoretical foundation in CNC machining. Participants will start with an introduction to CNC technology and safety protocols, followed by an in-depth look at the specific 3-axis router used in the workshop. The session will cover materials and tools suitable for CNC routing, design principles for CNC, and an overview of CAD/CAM software for converting designs into machine-ready formats. The day concludes with a Q&A session, setting the stage for the next day’s practical work.

Day 2: Practical Application and Project Completion The second day is all about hands-on experience. Participants will apply their learned knowledge to real-world projects, starting with machine setup and calibration. Under expert guidance, each participant will get one hour of hands-on machine time, allowing them to bring their designs to life. The workshop concludes with a project showcase, encouraging participants to share their work, discuss challenges, and exchange feedback.

Outcome: Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of CNC machining principles, practical experience in operating a 3-axis router, and their own crafted piece. The workshop fosters a supportive learning environment, emphasizing safety, creativity, and the joy of making.

Trainer
Mihai Chitu’s – Growing up in a world filled with multimeters, waveform generators, and oscilloscopes, Mihai Chiţu’s passion for electronics and automation was sparked early by his father’s expertise in industrial automation and a home lab that served as a playground for invention. This early exposure laid the groundwork for a lifelong fascination with automated machines that seem to operate with a mind of their own. The dream of building a personal 3-axis CNC router began with scavenging components from discarded electronics, although early ambitions were tempered by the high costs and scarcity of control boards.

Information
The participants would need to have a basic knowledge of some vector graphics software, and would be highly recommended to have some DIY / tool shop experience (or enough enthusiasm and determination), also to have a general awareness about the safety rules about working with power tools. Safety will be one of the first topics to address in the workshop, but it’s good to have a base to build upon.

It would  be useful if the participants can share some thoughts beforehand, what DIY/tool shop/makerspace  experience they have, if there is a specific aspect of CNC machining that they want to learn, or an object that they would like to make.

More information
ocproducao@oficinasdoconvento.com

  • Oficinas

18 e 19 mai 2024

OFICINAS DO CONVENTO

Horario
10h00 às 18h30

Inscrições
até dia 14 maio

 

60€

10% discount for members