CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU - Level 4
Class Number 398-29687
The Flow waterjet cutter is one of the most powerful tools in TechShop's arsenal. Using a high pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive garnet, the machine cuts precise shapes, lines and curves out of a wide variety of materials. It can cleanly cut through almost any flat material, including all kinds of metal, wood, glass, tile, marble, granite and more. It will cut the thinnest sheet metal as well as materials up to a foot thick. It creates no heat, so materials like stainless steel, glass and stone that are usually damaged by heat are unaffected by waterjet cutting.The only common material it won't cut is tempered glass, although it works well on regular glass.
The bed of the machine is large enough to take full sheets of material, but see your local store for details. The cutting flow is only 0.050" inches in diameter or less, so there very little waste.
In this class, you will spend two hours in the computer lab, learning how to use Flow Path software to prepare cutting files for the machine. The classroom session is followed by two hours, in the shop, using the waterjet. Once you have taken the class, you will be cleared to operate one of the most versatile machines in the shop.
Please note: When using the Flow jet, a consumables fee will be charged. You are only charged for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly, and the fee charged is very reasonable. You can check the fee before cutting.
Prerequisite: Ability to create vector files with a drawing program. Basically, if you can use the laser cutter, you can use the waterjet cutter.
CAD to CAM experience or classes help, but is not required; the Flow jet uses proprietary software for CAD to CAM.
Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop
|TechShop Location:||TechShop San Jose|
|Room / Area:||Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room|
|Class Date:||Friday, Feb 15, 2013|
|Start Time:||6:00 PM|
|Class Length:||4 Hours|
|Age Range:||16 and Up|
|Must Attend with Parent:||16 through 17|
|Friday, 5/31/2013||CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU - Level 4|