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Thursday, May 24, 2018

WCC Hosts CNC Workshop June 22-25

WCC welcomes over 150 home-based hobbyists and owners of small shops from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. when it hosts the Digital Machinist CNC Workshop June 22-25. The workshop, which covers computer numerical control and is sponsored by Digital Machinist magazine, includes demonstrations and discussions involving software, machine conversions, equipment improvements, and electronics related to machine building and modifying. It also features hands-on training.

“This is the one place to learn from the pioneers of the fast growing field of home-based CNC machining,” said George Bulliss, editor of Village Press Publications, which produces Digital Machinist magazine. “The CNC Workshop had been held since 2005 in Galesburg, Ill. Roland Friestad, the founder of the workshop, retired in 2009 and, having been a long-time columnist for our magazine, offered us the opportunity to continue the event.

“Some of the factors behind our decision to choose WCC included its wonderful facilities and convenient location,” Bulliss added. “However, the item that sealed the deal was the helpful staff at the College. The enthusiasm and help we have received from the staff has been overwhelming, and we are certain that this will prove to be the right partnership for the future success of the Digital Machinist CNC Workshop.”

Because of the hobby nature of the event, attendees who use CNC control for their metal and wood working machines come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Bulliss said that many of the advances in affordable CNC control are a direct result of hard work by speakers attending the workshop.

Preregistration is required for the event. For more information, visit www.digitalmachinist.net/workshop or call 800-447-7367.

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