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CNC Plasma Cutting Basics with Mike

  • Thursday, November 03, 2022
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott St, Hartford
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Date/Time: Thursday, November 3rd, from 6:15 PM to 8:45 PM

Cost: Members $79/Non-members $99

Age: 18+

Prerequisites: N/A

Credentials: Plasma Cutter Safety

Learn the basics of design and safe operation for the Koike Aronson ShopPro™ Plasma Cutting Table. This high performance CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine allows the user to cut steel and other metal materials with precision and accuracy.

The course content includes:

  • Startup Procedure
  • Overview of CAD/CAM
  • Quick overview of gcode
  • How the plasma cutter functions
  • How to prep a file for the plasma cutter
  • Lead-in cuts and their purpose
  • What materials can be cut
  • Tolerances
  • Kerf of the cut
  • Feeds and Speeds calculations
  • Cleaning up a cut part
  • Troubleshooting
  • Where to source materials
  • Locations of different nozzles

Dress Code: Wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toed shoes (leather or natural fiber). No synthetic fabrics of any kind. Please don't wear loose fitting clothing that could get caught in machinery. Long hair must be tied back. MakerspaceCT provides welding jackets, gloves, masks and helmets with eye protection. Participants are welcome to bring their own PPE.

Materials Included: A variety of metals to experiment on, as well as all machines, consumables, safety equipment, and accessories. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies!

HEALTH & SAFETY: Our facility is mask-optional as of Friday, April 1, 2022. Please click here for more info.

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Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-619-MAKE.  Email: info@makerspacect.com

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