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CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU
Class Number 398-53501

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener


  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience

    Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the waterjet outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

    The waterjet cutter in TechShop Austin-Round Rock has a 10' by 6' cutting surface.

    Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

    TechShop Location: TechShop Austin-Round Rock
    Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
    Instructor: Jason C Young
    Class Date: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
    Start Time: 5:00 PM
    Class Length: 4 Hours
    Member Price: $185.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $230.00
    Lab Fee: $10.00
    Age Range: 16 and Up
    Must Attend with Parent: 16 through 17
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 4
    Current Students: 4
    Seats Left: 0
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