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CNC 101

  • 15 Oct 2019
  • 17 Oct 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 15 Oct 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • 17 Oct 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
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This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.


  • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
  • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

The class includes a one month trial membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $50 and over. Your trial membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:  Join us

Regular membership is $40 per month and 50% off regular membership ($20 per month) for students, seniors, out of area, military – active, reserve or veteran. Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.    


This is a high demand event with limited spaces available. A request of cancellation must be received by email to 72 Hours prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund. Please note, a $15.00 processing fee will be assessed per cancellation from the total refund.
Regretfully, we are unable to issue refunds and/or credit for a missed class. However, in some circumstances at the discretion of the instructor and management, pending availability, a credit may be given towards future sessions with special circumstances. 
In the case Ideaworks must cancel a class, full registration fees based on the original form payment was made will be refunded.


Fresno Ideaworks

1730 H Street

Fresno, CA, 93721



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