ShopBot Tools

ShopBot Intermediate Training

Ready to move past the basics with your ShopBot CNC? This course is designed for those who have been through our Basic Training course, or who have mastered the ShopBot basics on their own, and are looking to take the next steps.

Workshop Description

Our 2 day, hands-on Intermediate Training is for those that are already proficient in topics covered in our Basic Training , such as 2D/2.5D CAD part design and toolpathing, 3D CAD file import, integration and toolpathing, machine setup, zeroing, and running 2D, 2.5D, and 3D files. If you haven’t mastered these topics, please complete our Basic Training (link) before signing up for this class. This intermediate training focuses on the use of Vectric’s Aspire software.


Prior to signing up for intermediate training, you should have either completed our Basic Training or have acquired a similar level of proficiency. That is, you should already be comfortable with basic CAD, CAM, and ShopBot use.

Upcoming Classes

Visit the website of our training partner, the North Carolina Furniture School for a current schedule of live, in-person training. In-person trainings at ShopBot Tools in Durham, NC are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Check out our Virtual ShopBot Workshop for on-going virtual trainings.

Visiting ShopBot and Durham, NC


Call 888-680-4466 or 919-680-4800 to reserve your seat. You can also email us at with your name, contact details, and a couple of sentences describing your experience level. And of course, questions are welcome! Classes are limited in size and fill up quickly.

Scheduled Topics Include

  • 2-sided machining
  • Rotary indexer
  • Inlays
  • Machining aluminum and other non-wood materials
  • Machining parts that move (gears, etc.)
  • Lithophanes
  • 3D design (introductory level)
  • Common accessories (plotter pen, diamond drag, probe)

The above topics are covered in group session. Breakout sessions allow students to focus on a smaller number of topics in greater depth, or students can choose to spend time with all of the topics.

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 10am–5pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Outside of normal office hours, we regularly check for support requests, email and phone messages. To make sure we can get back to you as soon as possible, leave a phone number or return email address where you will be available.