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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 Apr 26th, 4pm

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Milling Machine SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn basic operations of the vertical milling machine to safely select speeds, change end mills, use the digital readout, and secure work needed to accurately machine parts. Explore the theory of how to successfully choose the correct end mill and speed setting. Work precisely with metal and plastics to cut,...

Wednesday Apr 26th, 7:30pm

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Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding

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

Lathe tooling has such a wide variety of shapes, materials, standards and sizes that sometimes choosing the proper tool can be overwhelming. Even more important is having an understanding of what makes a lathe tool work and why one may be more appropriate for the job at hand than another.  In this class, you will learn the basics of lathe tooling...

Tuesday Apr 25th, 6:30pm

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CAD to CAM Software - HSMXpress

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

Autodesk Inventor HSMXpress is a 2.5D CAM package that tightly integrates with Autodesk Inventor 2014 or later. It is a powerful CAM package, yet learning it is straightforward.  The software can be downloaded for free from Autodesk.  There are three versions of Autodesk HSM: Autodesk Inventor HSMXpress (this class) for 2.5D...

Tuesday Apr 25th, 7pm

CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium. Materials fee: Includes materials for...

Tuesday Apr 25th, 7:30pm

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CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.  Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile,...

Thursday Apr 27th, 12pm

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CNC ShopBot 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 computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts, or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD.  This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Create parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites (no metal...

CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU

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

Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage...

Tuesday May 2nd, 8pm

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CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

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

In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages. VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths...

Saturday May 6th, 9:30am

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Concepts of CNC

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

Learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This seminar will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part). Learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting. TechShop...

Wednesday May 31st, 8pm

Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

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

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to advanced features of the machine and the software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set...

Sunday May 21st, 4:30pm

Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12)

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

Calling all young innovators! Welcome to your summer of creation. In this 5-day camp, participants have the opportunity to explore the entire creative process from invention to fabrication, from idea to finished product. Students will work directly with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and have...

$650

5 sessions

Monday Jun 26th, 9:30am

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Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 13-17)

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

Calling all young innovators! Welcome to your summer of creation. In this 5-day camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the entire creative process from invention to fabrication, from idea to finished product. You'll work directly with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and have the amazing...

$650

5 sessions

Monday Jul 3rd, 9:30am

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Advanced VCarve for the ShopBot

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

Want to take your ShopBot projects to the next level? Come join us for one of our newest classes: Advanced VCarve for the ShopBot! This class focuses on complex operations that are not taught in our ShopBot SBU and VCarve Pro & Cut3D classes.  Students will learn how to produce two sided work, import Cut3D files into V-Carve, register their...

$99
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Unpacking the Personal Essay

at Politics & Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse - Chevy Chase
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

We carry around a lifetime of memories—suitcases that, for the nonfiction writer, are waiting to be unpacked on the page. How can we create a compelling narrative while honoring loved ones? What are the innovations in construction and voice that have made the personal essay a hotspot in contemporary publishing? The first part of each session will...

$150

4 sessions

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