Introduction to MetalWorking VF

ProvincieBrabant Flamand (VBR)

Course Description: Learn the basics of MetalWorking; this course is the bare minimum to get started in the MicroFactory metal shop. In addition it is required if you wish to take the "Introduction to Mig Welding" course. Whether you wish to build furniture, make jewellry or machine mechanical parts, metals offer unique properties and require special knowledge for design and fabrication. This introductory course includes: different metals (steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, titanium): how do we use them and why? a guide to Steel Profiles (flat bar, round bar, square tube, rectangular tube, angle iron, T-profile) & their structural properties; Measuring and Cutting with the Bandsaw; Filing burrs and edges; Use of the angle grinder to cut and to polish metal; Drill press; Testing and validation on all of the tools used above; The opportunity to stay afterwards and meet members of the MicroFactory; Formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and informs class of unsafe/undesirable outcomes.
Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision. Class Goals: In this class students will learn safe and effective usage of the above tools.  Prerequisites: No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old. What to Bring: All Materials are included and provided.  Required Dress Code: Cotton clothing that you don't mind getting dirty - (synthetics burn and melt) Long sleeves and trousers; Closed-toe shoes Something to cover long hair: baseball cap and bandanas work well Instructor: Omar of the MicroFactory  ce cours est sera donné en francais (voir en italien si besoin) 

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