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As of January 1, 2021, all individual and group classes are temporarily suspended. New and existing members who need to be checked out on equipment may still do so by appointment, but we are not holding any instruction until the Covid19 virus is more contained for the safety of everyone.
Basic Use and safety classes
Learn the basic set up, safety and use of machines in the shops. In order to be cleared to use industrial and advanced manufacturing machines, you must show basic proficiency and knowledge of safety and use of each machine you want to use. Use clearance may be granted through demonstrated knowledge of machinery or by taking a BSU class.
For now, our workshops in industrial machinery are limited to ages 18+. Some non-industrial machine classes such as laser cutting or 3D printing are suitable for ages 13+. If you are unsure, just ask.
Popular options are:
MIG welding (minimum 2 hours basic intro)
Metalshop Accessory Saws and Tools 1 (1 hour)
Metalshop Accessory Bending and Shaping tools (1 hour)
Woodshop- Tablesaw/Planer/Jointer (min 1 hour)
Ultimaker 3D printer (1 hour)
Formlabs 3D resin printer (1 hour)
Laser Cutting (1 hour)
Industrial Sewing Machines- walking foot and straight stitch (1 hour)
Ask about any other equipment and we can arrange it.
advanced skills classes
Go above and beyond basic use and safety. We are doing these at the same rate as BUS classes but generally expect that you will need at least a two hour lesson to start. Machining classes may need at least 3 hours, depending on the skill level of the student.
Manual milling machine
family and other group programs
We offer workshops for families at both locations. For now, most of these are being held online. We are hosting some group workshops outdoors at our Staten Island location in Makerpark. Updates will be added in the next few weeks as we finalize winter/spring programming.