Demonstrations and Training
Faculty are invited to utilize the Maker Arts Space to support course curriculum and class requirements. Below is a list of common sessions. Schedule a class demonstration/workshop by contacting Kent Watson (email@example.com). More comprehensive curriculum use of the Maker Arts Space is of course welcome, contact Kent Watson to set up a meeting.
Laser Cutting: 1.25 hours
Students will learn file preparation in Adobe Illustrator, Job set up, and the proper use and safety requirements for the laser cutter as well as times the machine is available.
Vinyl Cutting and Plotting: .75 hour
Students will learn file preparation in Illustrator, SureCutsALot (software), job set up and operations of the vinyl cutter, the process of weeding vinyl, and how to apply a cut piece.
3D Printing: 1.25 hours
Students will learn the basics of 3D printing, and job set up, as well as get a demo of the 3D printer.
3D design (CAD): 2 hours
Students will learn the basics of Fusion 360 an advanced CAD software great for precision designing. This software connects to 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, CNC routing and more.
3D design (Sculpt): 1.25 hours
Students will learn Meshmixer, a more fluid artistic software for creating sculptural 3d objects. This software connects to 3D scanners and 3D printers.
3D Scanning: 1 hour
We will learn how to use the Einscan Pro 3D scanner. We can also include Meshmixer in this workshop.
CNC Machining: 1.5+ hours
This machine is great for cutting complex shapes out of large sheets of ply wood (something called 2.5 axis) but it can also do 3 axis machining out of various materials. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think your class could use this machine.
Resin Printing: 1.5 hours
FormLabs 2 Resin 3D Printer and PreForm. This 3D printer is simpler to use than other 3d printers in the lab but more expensive to run so I tend to suggest it is used by students after they get the hang of 3D printing on FDM printers (the other printers in the maker space). However, there are some situation where a resin printer makes more sense to start with.
Students interested in using the Maker Arts Space machines should review the Machine Access For Student Visitors document. Different machines have different levels of access. Some require training, some don’t, and some require the technician or a trained student worker. Training is offered on Fridays. You must reach out to Kent Watson prior to your visit to let him know you want a training session.