CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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The School District of River City Falls (WI) and Kyle Stapleton are proud to announce that we will be hosting a 3 day CNC Training Seminar, August 11, 12 & 13, 2016 at the Renaissance Academy in the Workshop and Technology Lab.

Our school address is:
River Falls Renaissance Academy
1107 South Wasson Lane
River Falls, WI 54022

The Seminar will provide training on Vectric software titles Cut 2D, VCarve Pro and Aspire combined with instruction on machine operation, material hold down and placement. It is modeled after the very successful Aspire Camps presented by Jim McGrew in recent years, combined with OEM software training plus the added benefit of a full day of user selected software training with "at the machine" demos.
We have 2 CNC machines that will both be used in the Workshop portion. There will be information that benefits users of machines, both large and small, of any brand. Please download the Class Agenda PDF for a full description.

The Seminar will be presented by instructors Michael Mezalick and Gary Campbell. Both have a wealth of knowledge and a decade of experience with Vectric Products and various brands of CNC machines. This training seminar is designed to both bring new users an increased knowledge and confidence for their CNC journey and provide techniques and methodology that will offer seasoned veterans new tools to increase their success.

The cost for the 3 day seminar is $300. This covers tuition, various handouts, water, soft drinks, coffee, donuts and light snacks. There will be a 1 hour lunch break which should allow you to enjoy one of our fine local restaurants. There are a limited number of seats available that will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation will be based on date of actual payment, not register date. Once registered, you will be sent an email with payment options.


To Register click here: http://cncseminars.com/registration-page/


Daily Schedule:
8:00 AM Doors open, coffee and donuts
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Morning Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Afternoon Session
5:00 PM Doors Close

There will be breaks near the midpoint of morning and afternoon sessions.
Water, soft drinks, coffee and light snacks will be provided

Hotel / Motel info here: https://www.google.com/maps/search/r...4,11.06z?hl=en

There is a group rate at the Best Western Plus Campus Inn.
You must call (715) 425-1045 and mention "CNC Seminar"

For more information either post here or email: registration@cncseminars.com

Stay Tuned for More Dates in More States!
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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Just a note for anyone planning on attending the River Falls CNC Seminar in August.

There is a group rate at the Best Western Plus Campus Inn.
You must call (715) 425-1045 and mention "CNC Seminar".
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Hope to see you there..
Michael

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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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The list of attendees is starting to build for this Training Seminar.
Attendees are reminded to bring a problematic design file. These can be files
that are generated by Cut 2D, VCarve Pro or Aspire. (including Desktop versions)

If time allows, solutions for Photo VCarve and Cut 3D problems will be
discussed also.
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I tried filling out online form but it timed out twice. I'll try again later.
If you want to kill time, why not work it to death!

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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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lockeyone...
If you have difficulty again, send an email to registration@cncseminars.com and I will get you registered.
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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We have a newly reno'd school and shop all with AC so summer is not a problem.
Will it to add pictures, but the site is not letting me please help

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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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Greetings Folks,
We’ve received several emails about what type of machine we will be focusing on for our seminar..
Our focus is to show how to use the Vectric programs and how to apply them to any machine.
So it doesn’t really matter what colour your machine is...it’s all about getting the item you want to cut to come out correct.

See you there.
August 11 – 14
River Falls, WI
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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Incorrect dates..
It should have read
August 11 - 13


Sorry about that
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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The actual design doesn't normally change between machine brands, but toolpath parameters need to be appropriate for material, machine and bit. These items and post processor selection, along with file saving and transfer are covered. There are close to a dozen different brands of machine owners registered, which should allow for some great discussion.

There are 5 things that all CNC operators must know to be successful no matter what emblem is on their machine. The actual command or mfgr given name will vary with the control software, but the machine actions and how they affect the operator are the same. They are: (in generic terms)

Set Machine Coordinates (home, set machine or table coordinates, set to limits)
Place and hold material
Set the X & Y datum (zero) to corner or center of material
Set the Z zero to the top or bottom of material
Load and run the cutting file

These items are covered in depth, along with reasons you may want to choose one option over another. Knowing why and how to accomplish these 5 steps, selecting the best option for the project, and how to match the design criteria are the are the basis for the CNC portions of the classes.
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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CNC Seminars is please to announce that Burton Gavin will be our guest presenter at the upcoming River Falls WI seminar.
August 11-13
Burt is a retired Tool & Die maker, who now makes wooden toys.
The toys are mostly his designs and are usually patterned after real vehicles.
Once a toy is complete he will donate the toys to Toys For Tot`s and the local women's shelter.

We think everyone will enjoy seeing and learning what and how this miniature marvels come to be.

Seat still available..
http://cncseminars.com/registration-page/


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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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Thanks for the kind words Michael.
We will be learning how to get started, how to make simple toys, and how to make them look complicated.
What to look for in a design. Toys are to be played with, let the fun start with the design.
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Greetings all,
Just a note to let you know that there are 5 seat remaining for the River Falls WI Seminar..
Once these seat are filled we will start a waiting list for those wanting to attend.
Registration alone will not guarantee a seat.
We feel the fairest way to ensure a seat is the date of payment received.


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We want to purposely keep this event as small as possible so you can get the personal attention you need.
Gary and I will be personally available to help with your questions or problems.

It’s getting close so make your plans now.
Signup Today.

Thanks,
Gary & Michael
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Re: CNC Seminar - River Falls, WI Aug, 2016

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Gary and I would like to take this moment to thank all who attended the River Falls CNC Seminar.
Important information was shared and new friends were made.

A special thanks to Kyle Stapleton and the School District of River City Falls (WI) for allowing us to use the space.

We look forward to more events such as this in the near future..

Again, our thanks and we hope it will be helpful as you more forward in the CNC world.

Best regards,
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As an attendee, I would like to thank Micheal & Gary for a very informative seminar. Covered many topics, answered many questions and provided insight to the program operation that was very helpful to me. I'm sure the other attendees will agree.

Would also like to thank Burton and his lovely assistant for their information and expertise with the toy vehicles.

Also a big thank you to Kyle and his school for an excellent location to hold this seminar. It is a first class facility and you should be very proud of that shop. That is a wonderful environment for introducing kids to the world of woodworking.

Finally to the other attendees, it was great meeting many people whom I have seen on the forums, putting faces to names and sharing information about equipment, experiences, methods, etc.

It was a great time and I would highly recommend it, to anyone that has the opportunity to attend one of the upcoming seminars listed on their website.

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Thank you Gary & Michael for the information. Kyle thank you for the facility. Making new friends & seeing old friends was great. talking to others is always interesting.
I have a great deal of respect for you woodworkers, I never learned to do that, I view toys as simple and basic I learn a lot from you. My lovely assistant & I thank all of
the attendees for making a great seminar.
Thank You to everyone
Burton & Muriel Gavin
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