|This will cover some advanced metal lathe techniques – things like power feeding, single point threading, and working with different types of metal. In addition, it will cover the manual mill including: milling bits, work holding, speeds and feeds, basic DRO usage, and machine operation. This will be a 3 hour-ish lecture (9am-12pm) followed by an individual project. The “Metal – Working with the Lathe” course is a pre-requisite. The project is optional for people with previous experience on a metal milling machine – talk to the instructor. The materials and tools required for the project is supplied, although an investment of $20-$100 in your own cutting bits will be required over time as you work on your own projects. Minimum 8 students must be registered to hold the class. Maximum of 20 may attend.|
|This is the essential introduction to Protospace. You must take this course to use “any tool bigger than a screwdriver.” Pre-registration is not normally required, just drop in.|
At the meeting held on April 7, the membership revisited the meeting schedule and adopted a motion to schedule meetings on a regular schedule. Conflicts or changes required are to be decided by the members at the meeting before.
The best day/date seemed to be Thursdays, so the 2nd Thursday of the month was chosen.
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, July 14
Thursday, August 11
Thursday, September 8
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, November 17
An intro to 3D printing at Protospace!
- Protospace 3D printing rules and safety
- Different types of 3D printers
- How to 3D print a model
- how to use 3D printing software
- when and why to use different 3D printing settings
- 3D printing calibration and troubleshooting
- different 3D printing materials
- basic 3D modeling using TinkerCAD
|This course will cover the best practices in 3D CAD, the meaning of design intent and how the different choices you can make will influence the quality of your model. We will go over the process of 3D modelling and some tips and tricks. Before taking training on the Tormach CNC Mill, you will need to have knowledge of 3D CAD design, such as from this course. If you already have experience with Fusion 360, or another suitable 3D-CAD/CAM program, or have already gone through the Fusion 360 training content on your own, you do not need to attend this course. (Please note that 2D programs such as Draftsight or Illustrator, or sketching tools like SketchUp are not sufficient.) Before the course, you must download and install Fusion 360. It can be downloaded for free from Autodesk. Autodesk offers free, one-year access to all “start ups”, such as hobbyists, and you can renew indefinitely. Before attending the course, please review the “introduction” section in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 basic training, located at http://autode.sk/01_introduction|