Introduction to MetalWorking

Thursday  8 February  2018  7:00 PM    Sunday  10 February  2019 6:00 PM
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Course Description:
Learn the basics of MetalWorking; this course is the bare minimum to get started in the MicroFactory metal shop. In addition it is required if you wish to take the "Introduction to Mig Welding" course.
Whether you wish to build furniture, make jewellry or machine mechanical parts, metals offer unique properties and require special knowledge for design and fabrication.
This introductory course includes:
DAY 1 (the date selected)
different metals (steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, titanium): how do we use them and why?
a guide to Steel Profiles (flat bar, round bar, square tube, rectangular tube, angle iron, T-profile) & their structural properties;
Measuring and Cutting with the Bandsaw;
Filing burrs and edges;
Use of the angle grinder to cut and to polish metal;
Drill press;
DAY 2 (the following Tuesday)
Testing and validation on all of the tools used above;
The opportunity to stay afterwards and meet members of the MicroFactory;
Event Times:
Session 1: Tuesday 19-20:30hrs
Formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and informs class of unsafe/undesirable outcomes. Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.
Session 2: (the following) Tuesday 19-20:30hrs
One week following Session 1:Testing/Evaluation - students will be tested and checked off with supervision from the instructor - students have the option to stay later in order to participate in peer review and interact with other members of the MicroFactory.
Class Goals:
In this class students will learn safe and effective usage of the above tools.
No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.
What to Bring:
All Materials are included and provided.
Required Dress Code:
Cotton clothing that you don't mind getting dirty - (synthetics burn and melt)
Long sleeves and trousers;
Closed-toe shoes
Something to cover long hair: baseball cap and bandanas work well
Tanel Valja is head of the MicroFactory Metal Shop.
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