Laser: Trotec Course
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Class #11220, Course #321
This is the required course to use the Trotec laser engraver (the shiny new red one). The Trotec is faster, more reliable, and capable of engraving greyscale nuances from an image or vector file in a single pass. It is a different class of machine than the older, “Rabbit” laser that we are used to.
In order to recoup our costs, members trained on the Trotec have 2 hours of use per month included in their membership. Additional hours are billed at extra cost. (Discounted prepayments are available.) You can also reserve time on the Trotec.
- Completed New Member Orientation and General Safety
- Completed the Rabbit laser training course
- Membership dues current, and no other fees owing to Protospace
Requirements to use the Trotec:
- Complete this course.
- Complete a short practical project, with help or supervision, that includes a cut and an engrave
- Agreement to the Trotec policies laid out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By-vvp6fxFekUF9WZG9jaFdwMHc
Metal: Advanced Lathe and Mill
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Class #11143, Course #283
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.
Presented by: John W
New Members: Orientation and Basic Safety
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Class #11230, Course #249
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.
Presented by: Scott Y
Cost: Free for members!