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MTL104: Sheet Metal Basics SBU
Class Number 358-53520

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal.

Project: Small sheet metal box

Prerequisite(s): None

Equipment access: Hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher, finger brake, and spot welder

Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advised: Hearing protection

    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: Rachel Goodman
    Class Date: Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
    Start Time: 6:00 PM
    Class Length: 2 Hours
    Member Price: $65.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $80.00
    Lab Fee: $10.00
    Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
    Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 5
    Current Students: 2
    Seats Left: 3
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