Classes

All classes are listed below, including New Member Orientation sessions and Facility & Safety Tours.  Check back often for updates or reach out to membership@asmbly.org if you have any questions.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

5:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series - AL

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: Friday, February 3, 2023 , 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 1 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Please email charles@elementalwoodworks.com if you would like to schedule a Woodshop Mentor Series class session.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

6:30 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series - WL

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: Friday, February 3, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 1 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Please email charles@elementalwoodworks.com if you would like to schedule a Woodshop Mentor Series class session.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

Saturday, February 4, 2023

9:00 AM, Introduction to Fusion 360 w/ Matt (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusion 360 (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

 

 

 

This class is an introduction tutorial for using one of the most widely used and (mostly) free to use software for parametric modelling, Fusion 360. While there is an introduction to design in this course the focus will be on developing toolpaths and using the appropriate post processor for the Laguna CNC machines.

 

 

 

Agenda:

 

 

 

1) Software introduction and setting up your workspace.

 

 

 

a. Project timeline, models, components, bodies, faces, sketches and more

 

 

 

2) Design Space: Basics of Building a Model

 

 

 

a. Planes, sketches and basic shape manipulation

 

 

 

b. Importing a model

 

 

 

3) Manufacturing Space: Generating toolpaths

 

 

 

a. Tools and tool library, 2d & 3d toolpaths, Stock definition,

 

 

 

b. Simulation and Post processing.

 

 

 

4) Laguna Setup and Execution

 

 

 

a. CNC specifics, Workflow and common errors

 

 

 

5) Online resources

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

This is an entry level tutorial. No prior experience with F360 or other modelling software is required. Students are required to sign up for, download and in3.0stall the latest version of F360 from Autodesk.

 

 

 

Duration:

 

 

3.0 Hours

 

 

 

Note: This class is not a replacement for the hands-on CNC class required to be authorized to use the CNC machine at ASMBLY.

10:00 AM, Intro to Stained Glass

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 , 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $125.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This is an introductory course on the making of stained glass. Students will learn how to cut, grind, foil, solder, and finish their glass pieces. Various templates will guide attendees to create a fun window hanging.

What we'll learn:

* Design Layout and Marking

* Cutting Straight Lines in Glass

* Cutting Curved Shapes in Glass

* Grinding Glass to Refine the Shape

* Applying Copper Foil

* Soldering

* Finishing and Cleaning

All materials will be provided for the class but please bring a mask and adequate eye protection as you will be cutting and grinding glass.

1:00 PM, TIG Welding w/ Andres

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 , 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

Required dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, (natural fiber being cotton or wool) and closed toe shoes.

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size. 

Curriculumn:

  • Safety
  • How to sharpen tungsten
  • How to weld steel beads
  • How to tack weld
  • Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop

 

Things not covered in this class:

  • Aluminum is not covered. I think the pathway through steel tig welding will help you get comfortable with the process prior to adding two more variables when moving onto AL.

2:00 PM, Intro to Stained Glass

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $125.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This is an introductory course on the making of stained glass. Students will learn how to cut, grind, foil, solder, and finish their glass pieces. Various templates will guide attendees to create a fun window hanging.

What we'll learn:

* Design Layout and Marking

* Cutting Straight Lines in Glass

* Cutting Curved Shapes in Glass

* Grinding Glass to Refine the Shape

* Applying Copper Foil

* Soldering

* Finishing and Cleaning

All materials will be provided for the class but please bring a mask and adequate eye protection as you will be cutting and grinding glass.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 5

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

9:30 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ David

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

11:30 AM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ David

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

12:00 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Stephannie

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

12:00 PM, Intro to Wood Lathe w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

Concepts Covered in Class
 
Parts of the Lathe
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts
Mounting and Securing Turned Pieces
Spindle Turning
Bowl Turning
Sanding
Finishing
Parting
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

3:30 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series - TF

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 1 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

If classes are full or you are unavailable at the regularly scheduled time, please email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to to schedule a new class time.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

4:00 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 5, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

Monday, February 6, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Monday, February 6, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, February 6, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

6:00 PM, Intro to the Vinyl Cutter w/ Hanna

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

What we'll learn:

* Locating and formating files

* Use of the vinyl cutter and the cutting software

* Vinyl decals and transfer tape

* Bascis of  Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)

* Using the heat press to apply HTV

What you'll leave with:

* A customized T shirt or tote bag

* Some custom vinyl decals you can apply to windows, vehicles, walls, tumblers, water bottles, and much more

* Confidence use of the vinyl cutter for future projects

What you should bring:

* Some SVG files if you want something specific cut

* Any fabric item you wish to apply extra HTV to if time permits

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Laser Engrave Round Materials w/ Jordan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

If you want to laser engrave round items like drinking glasses. wine glasses, mugs, glazed pottery, vases or round wooden vessels this class will give you hands-on instruction to be successful.  In this 90 minute session you will set up the 4th axis attachment, adjust the settings in Corel to use the rotary axis, correctly place the drawing then engrave.  Each attendee will take turns setting things up and engrave an item to take home.  As part of the class fee we will furnish you with a wine glass.  At the end of the class we cover the proper shut down steps to return Pearl to its normal status

Sample Items from Class:

Wine Glass with an outline of the Austin skyline

 

Glazed ceramic pot with stain to highlight engraving

 

6:30 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ Maz

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers, iQ CNC and Swift CNC, with different capabilities but near identical workflows. In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as the recommended bits to use with materials and speeds, and correct job layout on both machines.

 

Completion of Session 1 is a prerequisite for taking Session 2.

Session 1 is a REQUIRED online Zoom meeting that covers the software tools used to prepare and set up your job. Session 2 is a REQUIRED in person, hands-on at Asmbly that includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and practice running the machine. Please note that the software required for running both CNCs are PC - based.  If you have a OSX or Linux machine you can still attend the sessions and import the target file to our on-site PC-based software to develop the tool paths.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router and you must wear closed toe shoes. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.

 

Part 1 (Wednesday  6:30-9 PM on Zoom) - Link will be provided after registration

Part 2 (Thursday 6-9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Metal Shop Safety

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:00 AM, Pen Turning w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

All parts will be provided - Please note that if you have a special request (e.g. wood species or pen kit) please contact the instructor ASAP at classes@asmbly.org
 
Concepts Covered in Class
 
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts as needed
Drilling, glueing and trimming the pen blank
Mounting the blank
Basic concepts of pen turning
Sanding
Finishing
Assembly
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

9:00 AM, Intro to Filament 3D Printing

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an introductory course to the use of the Prusa Mk3s printer. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload filament, infill settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate prusaslicer and its basic settings. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:
Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Bringing a laptop or tablet isn’t a bad idea as the student can follow along with the web links.

Basics of Printing
- Types of Printers
- Types of Filament

Printer Terms and Functions
- Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints
- Brief Overview of Creating in CAD Software
- Downloading Models

Prusa Slicer settings and useful tools

Octoprint usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- print removal
- build surface cleaning

Slice, load, and print a small file

12:00 PM, Intro to Domino Joinery w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

Interested in a wood joinery option that is straightforward and repeatable?  Joinery based on the Festool DF500 can, when properly set up, make quick and accurate joints in a wide variety of applications.  In this hands-on class we will focus on creating four basic joints types: butt, miter, side (table top), and cabinet.  

Festool Domino DF500

Outline

Setting up the DF500

DF500 controls 

Best practices for success

Use of the included alignment attachments

Four joint types and practice

Packing up the DF500

References

 

 

 

1:30 PM, Intro Resin 3D Printing

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This is an introductory course on the use of resin printers. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload resin, settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate Form Labs Preform slicer and Chitubox basic slicer. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:

  • -Eye Protection as we will be working with liquids. 
  • -Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Laptops are encouraged but not required. 
  • -USB thumbdrive

Basics of Printing

  • - Types of Printers
  • - Types of Resin

Printer Terms and Functions

  • - Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints

  • - Downloading Models

Slicer settings 

  • -How to set supports
  • -How to hollow your models to use less Resin and set drain holes. 
  • -How to save resin profiles, create and read validation chips

Usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation

  • - Pre-Print Checklist
  • - Common Issues and Fixes
  • - Print Removal/Post Process
  • - Build surface cleaning
  • - Work area cleaning and proper disposal of byproducts.

Slice, load, and print a small file

4:00 PM, CNC Project - Machining 3D Topographic Maps

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 6 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

This is a Zoom meeting and you will be provided the link upon registration.

Class  Flow:

Formatting the Map for the Optimum Data Capture 

Import and Adjust Parameters in VCarve

Creating Toolpaths for Roughing and Finishing

Enhancing Your Product with Extra Features

Plan for Complex Machining

Troubleshooting

At the end of class you will walk away with a copy of the slides and the recorded session for future reference.

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Maz

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 12, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 12, 2023 , 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

11:30 AM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, February 12, 2023 , 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

Monday, February 13, 2023

1:00 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 2023 , 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

7:00 PM, Intro to Milling w/ Ethan

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $125.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

In the wood shop, you have the jointer, the planer, the drill press, router tables, and sanders, plus you sometimes use the table and miter saws for sizing. In the metal shop, you have just the mill. It fills all of those roles and more. With a mill and a lathe, you can eventually make almost any mechanical part in the world. This class focuses on teaching the basic skills needed to machine simple parts on the Rong-Fu 45 Vertical Mill.

Session one, Tuesday night 7-9:30pm, will focus on milling basics needed to precisely square up and dimension material.

Session two, Wednesday night 7-9:30pm, will follow up by teaching skills for locating and creating part features precisely.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

5:00 PM, Entrepreneur in a Box

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 , 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Student Capacity: 20 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Meet with fellow or aspiring business owners to share ideas, brainstorm, create solutions, and manage accountability as we pair up to support Asmbly entrepreneurs.

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

7:00 PM, Oh Sew Social

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Student Capacity: 20 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Bring your projects or start a new one as we share our knowledge, skills, and occasionally baked goods. All skill levels are welcome.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9:00 AM, Intro to Filament 3D Printing

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an introductory course to the use of the Prusa Mk3s printer. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload filament, infill settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate prusaslicer and its basic settings. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:
Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Bringing a laptop or tablet isn’t a bad idea as the student can follow along with the web links.

Basics of Printing
- Types of Printers
- Types of Filament

Printer Terms and Functions
- Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints
- Brief Overview of Creating in CAD Software
- Downloading Models

Prusa Slicer settings and useful tools

Octoprint usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- print removal
- build surface cleaning

Slice, load, and print a small file

1:00 PM, TIG Welding w/ Andres

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 , 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

Required dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, (natural fiber being cotton or wool) and closed toe shoes.

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size. 

Curriculumn:

  • Safety
  • How to sharpen tungsten
  • How to weld steel beads
  • How to tack weld
  • Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop

 

Things not covered in this class:

  • Aluminum is not covered. I think the pathway through steel tig welding will help you get comfortable with the process prior to adding two more variables when moving onto AL.

1:30 PM, Intro Resin 3D Printing

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 , 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This is an introductory course on the use of resin printers. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload resin, settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate Form Labs Preform slicer and Chitubox basic slicer. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:

  • -Eye Protection as we will be working with liquids. 
  • -Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Laptops are encouraged but not required. 
  • -USB thumbdrive

Basics of Printing

  • - Types of Printers
  • - Types of Resin

Printer Terms and Functions

  • - Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints

  • - Downloading Models

Slicer settings 

  • -How to set supports
  • -How to hollow your models to use less Resin and set drain holes. 
  • -How to save resin profiles, create and read validation chips

Usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation

  • - Pre-Print Checklist
  • - Common Issues and Fixes
  • - Print Removal/Post Process
  • - Build surface cleaning
  • - Work area cleaning and proper disposal of byproducts.

Slice, load, and print a small file

4:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Maz

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

11:30 AM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

1:00 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

3:00 PM, Illustrator & Design Basics w/ Felipe

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 , 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Vector graphics are a powerful medium that allows you to create infinitely scalable images that many types of machines and programs can use to create objects far beyond your standard printer.  This class provides a complete introduction to vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator with an ever so slight skew towards laser cutting.  The skills you’ll learn here can be applied to any and all design work you do in Illustrator and will take any beginner/novice user to the next level.  You’ll be drinking from the fire hose, but you’ll leave with a comprehensive reference for the material covered as well as some additional resources to help you continue learning.

 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • Setup a design environment for optimal production.
  • Understand and use tools in Illustrator. 
  • Create custom designs and manipulate existing designs in Illustrator.
  • Optimize Illustrator files for laser cutting on ULS lasers. 
     

 

Student Responsibilities:

  • This class is specifically for Adobe Illustrator.  Having a copy of Illustrator installed on your device is highly recommended so that you can practice the techniques demonstrated in class (the trial version works fine for this).  If possible, it is helpful to have a two monitor/device setup where you can experiment in Illustrator on one screen and watch demonstrations in the class on another screen as this class is taught over Zoom.
  • Students do not need any prior design experience for this class.  Having laser experience is also not required, although there will be some discussion of laser cutting design elements. 
     

Monday, February 20, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Monday, February 20, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, February 20, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Laser Engrave Round Materials w/ Jordan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

If you want to laser engrave round items like drinking glasses. wine glasses, mugs, glazed pottery, vases or round wooden vessels this class will give you hands-on instruction to be successful.  In this 90 minute session you will set up the 4th axis attachment, adjust the settings in Corel to use the rotary axis, correctly place the drawing then engrave.  Each attendee will take turns setting things up and engrave an item to take home.  As part of the class fee we will furnish you with a wine glass.  At the end of the class we cover the proper shut down steps to return Pearl to its normal status

Sample Items from Class:

Wine Glass with an outline of the Austin skyline

 

Glazed ceramic pot with stain to highlight engraving

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

6:00 PM, Fusion 360 CAM w/ Eric

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will learn how to use the "Manufacture" portion of Fusion 360 to create toolpaths that you can use to make stuff on the Tormach as well as the CNC Router. Note: we do not go over modeling in Fusion 360 just how to create the toolpaths that can be exported for use on the CNC machines. Review the syllabus for more details on the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note does not replace regular CNC router class part 1

 

 

 

Pre-Requisites- NONE

 

 

 

Requirements for Class:

 

 

 

1.Laptop with fusion 360 downloaded

 

 

 

2.General Idea of fusion 360 layout

 

 

 

3. 3d model of part you would be interested in making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYLLABUS

 

 

 

Note: free version okay but if you are regular CNC user would recommend paid for version

 

 

 

1. Importing STEP files into fusion

 

 

 

2. Putting “Fixtures” into Fusion workspace

 

 

 

a. Integrating Fixtures into Fusion 360 CAM - YouTube

 

 

 

b. Tormach's Quality Mill Support

 

 

 

c. VICES

 

 

 

d. PALLETS

 

 

 

e. MACHINE TABLE

 

 

 

3. Go Over Stock Setup

 

 

 

a. Sizing your stock (talk about oversizing stock etc.)(Sawing)

 

 

 

b. Setting up work coordinate system

 

 

 

4. Toolpaths

 

 

 

a. What are toolpaths

 

 

 

b. Which toolpaths to use for what feature (talk about machine limitations (i.e. no tool changer impacts what toolpaths to use)

 

 

 

c. Using simulation

 

 

 

5. Tooling & Feeds & Speeds

 

 

 

a. Tool setup

 

 

 

b. Creating a Tool library (free version not able?)

 

 

 

c. Proven cut reference

 

 

 

d. General feeds & speeds tips

 

 

 

e. Creating Toolpath templates in fusion (free version not able?)

 

 

 

6. Post Processing (exporting files)

 

 

 

7. Multiple Setup parts (designs that require multiple setups)

 

 

 

a. Which features to machine first

 

 

 

b. Limitations

 

 

 

c. Indicating

 

 

 

d. Work offsets G54 G55: Multiple Work Coordinate Systems with Fusion 360 and Tormach! WW147 - YouTube 6:21 important

 

 

 

8. General workflow review

 

 

 

9. Practice Toolpaths

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00 AM, Introduction to Fusion 360 w/ Matt (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusion 360 (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

 

 

 

This class is an introduction tutorial for using one of the most widely used and (mostly) free to use software for parametric modelling, Fusion 360. While there is an introduction to design in this course the focus will be on developing toolpaths and using the appropriate post processor for the Laguna CNC machines.

 

 

 

Agenda:

 

 

 

1) Software introduction and setting up your workspace.

 

 

 

a. Project timeline, models, components, bodies, faces, sketches and more

 

 

 

2) Design Space: Basics of Building a Model

 

 

 

a. Planes, sketches and basic shape manipulation

 

 

 

b. Importing a model

 

 

 

3) Manufacturing Space: Generating toolpaths

 

 

 

a. Tools and tool library, 2d & 3d toolpaths, Stock definition,

 

 

 

b. Simulation and Post processing.

 

 

 

4) Laguna Setup and Execution

 

 

 

a. CNC specifics, Workflow and common errors

 

 

 

5) Online resources

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

This is an entry level tutorial. No prior experience with F360 or other modelling software is required. Students are required to sign up for, download and install the latest version of F360 from Autodesk.

 

 

 

Duration:

 

 

 

3.0 Hours

 

 

 

Note: Thisass is not a replacement for the hands-on CNC class required to be authorized to use the CNC machine at ASMBLY.

11:00 AM, Intro to Wood Lathe w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Concepts Covered in Class
 
Parts of the Lathe
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts
Mounting and Securing Turned Pieces
Spindle Turning
Bowl Turning
Sanding
Finishing
Parting
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

2:30 PM, Intro to Domino Joinery w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 , 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

Interested in a wood joinery option that is straightforward and repeatable?  Joinery based on the Festool DF500 can, when properly set up, make quick and accurate joints in a wide variety of applications.  In this hands-on class we will focus on creating four basic joints types: butt, miter, side (table top), and cabinet.  

Festool Domino DF500

Outline

Setting up the DF500

DF500 controls 

Best practices for success

Use of the included alignment attachments

Four joint types and practice

Packing up the DF500

References

 

 

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

9:00 AM, Metal Lathe w/ Joe

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 26, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Why: The metal lathe is one of the 2 tools you could use to rebuild the entire world. Its versatility is very understated. Prior to the invention of the metal lathe we could only get close to being round. Making spacers, turning a new handle, properly drilling a hole in round stock, and cleaning up round stock.

Update: I got some new Iscar carbide inserts that are capable cutting steel and aluminum. The main difference is the rpms for the two types of metal. 

Topics covered in this course:

  • Safety
  • How to use the aluminum chop saw for cutting stock
  • Parts of the metal lathe
  • How to indicate a part
  • How to face a part
  • How to turn a part
  • How to center drill, drill, and use a boring bar
  • How to knurl
  • How to part a part
  • Clean up procedure

 

You will get a handout, a greater appreciation of the metal lathe, an Iscar carbide insert, and an aluminum keepsake.

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 26, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

11:30 AM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, February 26, 2023 , 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

1:00 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 26, 2023 , 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

Monday, February 27, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Monday, February 27, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, February 27, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ Maz

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers, iQ CNC and Swift CNC, with different capabilities but near identical workflows. In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as the recommended bits to use with materials and speeds, and correct job layout on both machines.

 

Completion of Session 1 is a prerequisite for taking Session 2.

Session 1 is a REQUIRED online Zoom meeting that covers the software tools used to prepare and set up your job. Session 2 is a REQUIRED in person, hands-on at Asmbly that includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and practice running the machine. Please note that the software required for running both CNCs are PC - based.  If you have a OSX or Linux machine you can still attend the sessions and import the target file to our on-site PC-based software to develop the tool paths.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router and you must wear closed toe shoes. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.

 

Part 1 (Wednesday  6:30-9 PM on Zoom) - Link will be provided after registration

Part 2 (Thursday 6-9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Ashley

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, March 2, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have an obligations to join. You will receive a coupon code to apply the $10 orientation fee to your first month of membership. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop) Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Metal Shop Safety

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Thursday, March 2, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers the basic skills to safely cut and shape metal using hand tools, drills, grinders, saws, and finishing tools.  At the end of this two hour class attendees will be able to safely and effectively work with metal preparing them to enroll in welding, machining and milling courses. The key element of this class, beyond safety, is to select the correct tool for the job at hand.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

9:00 AM, Introduction to Fusion 360 w/ Matt (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, March 4, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusion 360 (and application for Laguna CNC Machines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class is an introduction tutorial for using one of the most widely used and (mostly) free to use software for parametric modelling, Fusion 360. While there is an introduction to design in this course the focus will be on developing toolpaths and using the appropriate post processor for the Laguna CNC machines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Software introduction and setting up your workspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Project timeline, models, components, bodies, faces, sketches and more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Design Space: Basics of Building a Model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Planes, sketches and basic shape manipulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Importing a model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Manufacturing Space: Generating toolpaths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Tools and tool library, 2d & 3d toolpaths, Stock definition,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Simulation and Post processing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Laguna Setup and Execution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. CNC specifics, Workflow and common errors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Online resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an entry level tutorial. No prior experience with F360 or other modelling software is required. Students are required to sign up for, download and install the latest versionof F360 from Autodesk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This cass is not a replacement for the hands-on CNC class required to be authorized to use the CNC machine at ASMBLY.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Maz

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 5, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

12:30 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Stephannie

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Sunday, March 5, 2023 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, March 11, 2023

4:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Maz

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 12, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 12, 2023 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

4:00 PM, CNC Project - Machining 3D Topographic Maps

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 6 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

This is a Zoom meeting and you will be provided the link upon registration.

Class  Flow:

Formatting the Map for the Optimum Data Capture 

Import and Adjust Parameters in VCarve

Creating Toolpaths for Roughing and Finishing

Enhancing Your Product with Extra Features

Plan for Complex Machining

Troubleshooting

At the end of class you will walk away with a copy of the slides and the recorded session for future reference.

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Travis

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ Maz

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers, iQ CNC and Swift CNC, with different capabilities but near identical workflows. In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as the recommended bits to use with materials and speeds, and correct job layout on both machines.

 

Completion of Session 1 is a prerequisite for taking Session 2.

Session 1 is a REQUIRED online Zoom meeting that covers the software tools used to prepare and set up your job. Session 2 is a REQUIRED in person, hands-on at Asmbly that includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and practice running the machine. Please note that the software required for running both CNCs are PC - based.  If you have a OSX or Linux machine you can still attend the sessions and import the target file to our on-site PC-based software to develop the tool paths.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router and you must wear closed toe shoes. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.

 

Part 1 (Wednesday  6:30-9 PM on Zoom) - Link will be provided after registration

Part 2 (Thursday 6-9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, March 23, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Sunday, March 26, 2023

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Travis

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 26, 2023 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

4:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, April 1, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, April 2, 2023

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, April 2, 2023 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

12:30 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Stephannie

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Sunday, April 2, 2023 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

6:30 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ Maz

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers, iQ CNC and Swift CNC, with different capabilities but near identical workflows. In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as the recommended bits to use with materials and speeds, and correct job layout on both machines.

 

Completion of Session 1 is a prerequisite for taking Session 2.

Session 1 is a REQUIRED online Zoom meeting that covers the software tools used to prepare and set up your job. Session 2 is a REQUIRED in person, hands-on at Asmbly that includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and practice running the machine. Please note that the software required for running both CNCs are PC - based.  If you have a OSX or Linux machine you can still attend the sessions and import the target file to our on-site PC-based software to develop the tool paths.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router and you must wear closed toe shoes. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.

 

Part 1 (Wednesday  6:30-9 PM on Zoom) - Link will be provided after registration

Part 2 (Thursday 6-9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, April 29, 2023

4:00 PM, CNC Project - Machining 3D Topographic Maps

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, April 29, 2023 , 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 6 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

This is a Zoom meeting and you will be provided the link upon registration.

Class  Flow:

Formatting the Map for the Optimum Data Capture 

Import and Adjust Parameters in VCarve

Creating Toolpaths for Roughing and Finishing

Enhancing Your Product with Extra Features

Plan for Complex Machining

Troubleshooting

At the end of class you will walk away with a copy of the slides and the recorded session for future reference.

Please note that to get the most out of this class you must be certified on our CNCs and have some experience on the CNCs.

 

 

Sunday, May 7, 2023

12:30 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Stephannie

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

Thursday, May 18, 2023

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, May 18, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Thursday, June 15, 2023

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, June 15, 2023 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.