Techniques covered include oxyacetylene cutting and welding, MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, as well as plasma cutting, re-sistance spot welding, hot & cold bending, drilling, and basic forging techniques. You will get demonstrations on all of these techniques andbe encouraged to explore a number of them in greater depth while creating your own work.
What will you learn in this course?
At the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of fabrication in steel.
You will have time to work in class toward the completion of your own metal sculptures & constructions and practice the techniques demonstrated.
What topics will be covered?
Materials + Sheet metal/Bar/ tube/ pipe/ angle iron
Equipment including: horizontal band saw, chop saw, MIG welder, Angle grinder, TIG welding, bending jigs, Hossfeld bendes, gas forge, plasma cutting, oxyacetylene torch, Jump shear
Techniques including: fabrication, cold/ hot bending bar stock techniques, cold fastening techniqes, and metal finishing
Supplies + Equipment
You can purchase steel and other basic fabrication consumables through the university’s departmental resale program. You should come to the first class prepared to work. This studio requires you to wear hard sole boots and long cotton pants (blue jeans), and either cotton or wool shirts to work in the shop. Synthetic fabrics should be avoided.