The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter – the custom 4’x8′ bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This killer tool has the capacity to cut 5/8″ thick sheet steel at 60% duty cycle, and the capability of cutting through up to 1-1/4″ steel with an edge start, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.
We will start with a demo and familiarization with the Torchmate CNC Plasma Cutter, then in the 2nd class we will work on understanding how to go from a drawing to G-Code file to a smoking-hot, plasma-cut part. The third class will expand on the skills in the first two classes to learn how to fine tune the settings on the machine to get your parts looking their best when they come off the machine.
**Please note: due to the extremely dangerous and custom-built nature of this machine, all members must go through CNC plasma cutter tool training (this class) to be able to use this tool. There is no separate testing-out process.
The instructor will provide all metal and plasma cutter consumables for the class.
This class runs April 1, 2, and 3.