Sheet Metal Basics SBU

TechShop DC-Arlington

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$100
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Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr
Btwn 20th & 23rd Streets S
Arlington, Virginia 22202
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Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Phillip Takacs

What you'll learn in this metal working class:

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal. 

Project: Small sheet metal box

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: 
  • Hydraulic shear
  • turret punch
  • slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher
  • finger brake
  • spot welder
Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum. 

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU. 

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection 
  • Advised: Hearing protection
Refunds & Class Cancellation Policy
  • A refund or a class credit may be provided only if you call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start of class
  • If you arrive after class has started, you will not be permitted to participate and your class fees will not be refunded
  • If you fail to show up for a class, your class fees will not be refunded
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