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Injection Molding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The Morgan injection molding machine enables one to inexpensively fabricate from a few to many hundreds of identical parts molded from a large variety of thermoplastic materials.  In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will have the opportunity to fabricate several different plastic parts using molds that illustrate a variety of molding...

Friday Mar 24th, 5pm

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MIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and...

Friday Mar 24th, 3pm

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Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!...

Saturday Mar 25th, 6pm

Carbon Fiber Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this class, you will learn the basics of carbon fiber layup, then combine raw carbon fiber cloth, a strengthener and 2-part, high-strength epoxy to make your very own carbon fiber key fob and take it home with you. This class focuses on the "compression molding" technique of carbon fiber fabrication, which you can easily use to make your own custom...

Monday Mar 27th, 3pm

Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 7pm

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Ironworker and Bender SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with...

Monday Mar 27th, 5:30pm

Sheet Metal Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 4:30pm

Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 7:30pm

TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

After completing the TIG Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you can try your skills in a different material. Aluminum has characteristics that require specific equipment setup, metal preparation, and torch operation. In this class, you will practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under the guidance of an instructor. Lap, butt, corner,...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 9pm

MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

After completing the MIG Welding safety and basic use (SBU) class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.  In this class, many different joints and out-of-position welding will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain...

Friday Mar 24th, 5:30pm

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Make a Plasma Cut Flower

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, each student will design a flower on sheet steel and use the plasma cutter to cut the design straight out of the metal. You,ll then learn to work with the metal to create curves in your petals and leaves. Once the "petals" are ready, you'll attach them to a metal "stem" and spot weld them together.  This is a flower that will...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6pm

Coptic Bookbinding

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning.  Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials,...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6:30pm

Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$860

12 sessions

Wednesday Apr 5th, 6pm

Advanced Metal Clay (PMC Silver) / Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Make a pure silver ring while learning how to fabricate, fire and finish precious metal clay (PMC) to create fine silver jewelry. You will learn how to work efficiently with PMC, completing a ring as the class project and leaving with a finished piece of art that is uniquely yours.  As part of this session, learn how to fire silver clay in the...

Thursday Mar 30th, 6pm

Leather Post Bound Book

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts....

Friday Mar 31st, 5pm

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