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Operation and Safety Classes:

Before you can use a piece of equipment at FUSE, you must be certified to use it. Our Introductory Operations and Safety Classes will show you the basics of the equipment and certify you to use it. Identify the equipment you would like to use and follow the steps below to sign up for the introductory class.

Pieces of equipment may require varied levels of training, classified as either basic or extended. Basic classes are usually shorter (2-3 hours) or require less material. Extended classes are longer (3-8 hours) or require more expensive material. Classes cost anywhere from $50 to $150. Materials are provided.

Classes that require a Basic Operations and Safety package:

3D Printing, Laser and Etching, Screen Printing 2, Screen Printing 3, Torchmate Software for Plasma Table, and Wood Shop

Classes that require an Extended Operations and Safety package:

Welding, ShopBot, V-Carve Software for ShopBot, Desktop Milling, Metal Shop, CNC Plasma Table, and Screen Printing 1

Jewelry 2

Saturday, September 29, 1pm - 4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn how to solder, fabricate, and set stones. Participants will learn the standard practices associated with an acetylene-air torch, pickle solution, stone setting tools, and tumble polisher.

This is class 2 of 3 operation and safety jewelry classes.

$69
Instructor:
Kelly Dance

Jewelry 3

Saturday, October 6, 3pm - 6pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the standard practices associated with the rolling mill, dapping tools, hammers for texturing, large buffing machine, ultrasonic cleaner, steam cleaner, and patinas.

This is class 3 of 3 operation and safety jewelry classes.

$69
Instructor:
Jack Boglioli

Jewelry 1

Saturday, September 22, 1pm - 4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn how to use basic jewelry studio tools to create safely and efficiently. Participants will learn the standard practices associated with the shear, disc cutter, hand tools, drill press, jeweler’s saw, and flex-shaft (rotary tool).

This is class 1 of 3 operation and safety jewelry classes.

$69
Instructor:
Jack Boglioli

Laser Cutting 2

Sunday, August 26, 1pm - 4pm
Sunday, September 9, 1pm - 4pm
Sunday, September 23, 1pm - 4pm
Sunday, October 7, 1pm - 4pm
Sunday, October 21, 1pm - 4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn how to use our larger 100 watt laser cutter to cut wood and plastics. 

This class satisfies the requirement for Basic Operations and Safety on the AP LAZER machine. 

$49
Instructor:
Anders Molles

CoBot Welding 1

Wednesday, September 19, 5pm-9pm
Wednesday, October 17, 5pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of CoBot Welding programming in this two-part workshop. (Must complete both CoBot Welding 1 and CoBot Welding 2 to use the CoBot Welder at FUSE)

$69
Instructor:
Adrian Montoya

CoBot Welding 2

Thursday, September 20, 5pm-9pm
Thursday, October 18, 5pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of CoBot Welding programming in this two-part workshop. (Must complete both CoBot Welding 1 and CoBot Welding 2 to use the CoBot Welder at FUSE)

$69
Instructor:
Adrian Montoya

Intro to Woodworking

Tuesday, September 11, 6pm-9pm
Sunday, September 16, 12pm-3pm
Friday, September 28, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn to safely use a tablesaw, bandsaw, sanders, planer, chop saw and drill press.
Wear close toed shoes and no loose clothing.

$69
Instructor:
Dana Oliveri

Intro to Metalworking

Thursday, August 23, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, September 6, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, September 18, 6pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of using the band-saw, cold-saw, angle grinder, iron worker, pipe bender, bending break, drill press, and friction saw.
Wear jeans, leather shoes, and cotton long sleeve shirt.

$49
Instructor:
Dana Oliveri

Manual Lathe

Tuesday, August 14, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, September 4, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, September 25, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 16, 6pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety 

Learn to use the manual lathe. 

$49
Instructor:
Tanda Headrick

Stick Welding

Tuesday, September 11, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, September 25, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, October 23, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the Stick Welder. 

Attire: No shorts, no synthetic clothing. 100% cotton or jeans are ok. No open toed shoes, no tennis shoes, leather boots or canvas shoes are required.

$69
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw Software

Saturday, August 11, 2pm-4pm
Friday, August 24, 2pm-4pm
Friday, September 7, 2pm-4pm
Friday, September 21, 2pm-4pm
Friday, October 5, 2pm-4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn how to create basic vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator and exporting techniques using CorelDRAW. Come in with a project in mind or start one from scratch.

$49 (Purchase the Basic Operations and Safety Package)
Instructor:
Britney King

Powder Coating

Wednesday, September 19, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday, October 3, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday, October 17, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

All participants are REQUIRED to bring a N95 NIOSH-approved particulate respirator.

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the Powder Coater.

Attire: No shorts or open-toed shoes. 

$69
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Tig Welding

Tuesday, October 9, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the Tig Welder. 

Attire: No shorts, no synthetic clothing. 100% cotton or jeans are ok. No open toed shoes, no tennis shoes, leather boots or canvas shoes are required.

$69
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Desktop Milling

Tuesday, August 21, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, September 11, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 23, 6pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety 

Learn to use the OtherMill Mini CNC Mill (Bantam Tools) to engrave on circuit boards and dog tags. 

$69
Instructor:
Tanda Headrick

Intro to Collaborative Robots

Monday, September 17, 4pm-8pm
Monday, October 1, 4pm-8pm
Monday, November 5, 4pm-8pm
Monday, December 3, 4pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Introductory class for all levels of experience. Learn how to program a collaborative robot (CoBot) using intuitive programming environment. Upon course completion, users will be able to develop and deploy CoBot automation.  Hands-on instruction includes CoBot setup, movement, grippers, safety, loops, conditional control, subroutines and scripts   

$39
Instructor:
Chris Ziomek

Mig Welding

Tuesday, September 18, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, October 16, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, October 30, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the Mig Welder. 

Attire: No shorts, no synthetic clothing. 100% cotton or jeans are ok. No open toed shoes, no tennis shoes, leather boots or canvas shoes are required.

$69
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Sticker Making with the Vinyl Cutter

Friday, September 14, 5pm-7pm
Friday, September 28, 5pm-7pm
Friday, October 12, 5pm-7pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn how to design custom stickers using Adobe Illustrator and print/cut them out on the Vinyl Printer/Cutter using CorelDRAW. Bring your own design or learn how to create a design using Adobe Illustrator. This class also satisfies the requirement for Basic Operations and Safety on the Roland GX Cutter and Roland TrueVIS Printer and Cutter.

$49
Instructor:
Britney King

3D Printing and Design

Friday, August 10, 5pm-7pm
Friday, August 24, 5pm-7pm
Friday, September 7, 5pm-7pm
Friday, September 21, 5pm-7pm
Friday, October 5, 5pm-7pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety 

Learn how to use our new Ultimaker 2 nozzle 3D printers. Bring a small object no more than 2"x 2" x 2" big to scan on our Matter and Form 3D Scanner. This class satisfies the requirement for Basic Operations and Safety on the Ultimaker 3D Printers and 3D scanner.

$49
Instructor:
Britney King

Torchmate Software for Plasma Cutter

Thursday, September 13, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, September 27, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, October 11, 6pm-8pm
Thursday, October 25, 6pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of the Torchmate Software for the CNC Plasma Cutter. This is a prerequisite for the Plasma Cutter class. 

$49
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Laser Cutting Boxes Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, August 25, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, September 8, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, September 22, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, October 6, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, October 20, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Learn how to lasercut boxes out of wood and acrylic that press fit together. This class also satisfies the requirement for Basic Operations and Safety on the Laser Cutter and Engraver. 

$49
Instructor:
Anders Molles

Art to CAD

Friday, August 3, 2pm-4pm
Friday, August 17, 2pm-4pm
Friday, August 31, 2pm-4pm
Friday, September 14, 2pm-4pm
Friday, September 28, 2pm-4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn to convert Your Art into CNC Usable Vector Files via Corel Draw and Vcarve. 

$49 (Basic Operations and Safety Class Package)
Instructor:
Britney King

Screen Printing 2

Thursday, July 26, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, August 9, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, August 23, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, September 6, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, September 20, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Basic Operations and Safety

Build on the skills learned in Screen Printing 1 to print a multicolored design. Bring your own t-shirt and artwork to create a completely custom tshirt.  

Prerequisite: Screen Printing 1 

$49
Instructor:
Steve Lee

Pre-press Graphics

Friday, July 27, 6pm-8pm
Friday, August 10, 6pm-8pm
Friday, August 24, 6pm-8pm
Friday, September 7, 6pm-8pm
Friday, September 21, 6pm-8pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn to use Adobe software to take your art from pencil to print. This class is great for screen printing or vinyl cutting. 

$49 (Basic Operations and Safety Class Package)
Instructor:
Steve Lee

Shopbot CNC Router

Sunday, August 5, 1pm-4pm
Sunday, August 19, 1pm-4pm
Sunday, September 2, 1pm-4pm
Sunday, September 16, 1pm-4pm
Sunday, September 30, 1pm-4pm
Sunday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single-session workshop.) 

Extended Operation and Safety

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the ShopBot CNC Router. 

Prerequisite: VCarve Software Class

$69
Instructor:
Anders Molles

CNC Plasma Cutter

Friday, September 14, 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 28, 6pm-9pm
Friday, October 12, 6pm-9pm
Friday, October 26, 6pm-9pm

(Choose any of the times listed above for this single session workshop.)

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn the basics of operation and safety on the CNC Plasma Cutter. 

Prerequisite: Torchmate Software for CNC Plasma Cutter

Attire: No shorts, no synthetic clothing. 100% cotton or jeans are ok. No open toed shoes, no tennis shoes, leather boots or canvas shoes are required.

$69
Instructor:
Juan Delgado

Vcarve CAM Software for ShopBot CNC Router

Saturday, August 4, 4pm-7pm
Saturday, August 18, 10am-1pm
Saturday, September 1, 10am-1pm
Saturday, September 15, 10am-1pm
Saturday, September 29, 10am-1pm
Saturday, October 13, 10am-1pm

Extended Operations and Safety

Learn to use the Vcarve software for the Shopbot CNC Router

$69
Instructor:
Anders Molles
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