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CNC304: CNC Plasma Cutter SBU
Class Number 32-114769

Learn how to cut metal with the CNC (computer controlled) plasma cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The automated cutting torch works with graphics software like CorelDRAW and two-dimensional CAD drawings from AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor to cut virtually any shape from sheet metal, cold rolled steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and other metals. This machine cuts up to 1/2" thick and has a work surface of 4’ x 8’. Sit back and relax while the computer takes over.

Project: Cut a gear from a piece of metal

Prerequisites: CAD to CAM experience and an understanding of vector-based graphics are recommended.

Equipment access: Plasma cutter

Minimum age: 16

Minimum age with supervision: 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 the plasma cutter 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

  • Advisable: hearing protection, respirator

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

TechShop Location: TechShop Mid-Peninsula
Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
Instructor: Brad Martinson
Class Date: Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Class Length: 2.5 Hours
Member Price: $120.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $150.00
Lab Fee: $5.00
Age Range: 16 and Up
Must Attend with Parent: 16 through 17
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 1
Seats Left: 4
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