The making complex metal LAB (located in the courtyard between the Shop and the digital fabrication lab) is equipped with a multitude machines and hand tools. providing students the ability to work with strucTural members and thin sheet material.


PURPOSE

Students will occasionally need to build precedent structural details and test concepts. The Metal Shop provides that opportunity.

HARDWARE

 

mig welder

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MILLERMATIC 175

  • setup for steel
  • uses Argon/CO2 shielding gas
  • uses 0.030 wire
 

mig welder

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MILLERMATIC 141

  • setup for steel
  • uses Argon/CO2 shielding gas
  • uses 0.030 wire
 

cold saw

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evolution 4

  • cuts all metals
  • max 3" depth
  • cuts precise but slow
 
 
 

portable band saw

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dewalt

  • can cut all metals
  • can easily cut bevels
 

abrasive chop saw

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dewalt

  • can cut steel
  • max 3" depth
  • cuts fast but rough
 

drill press

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jet j-2500

  • accurately drilling
  • can change speeds for different materials
 
 
 

pipe bender

northern bender

  • 1" pipe
 

shear, brake, roller

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BAILEIGH SBR-5220

  • max thickness: 20 gauge
  • max bend angle: 90 degrees 
 

grinders

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various

  • used for grinding, sanding and cutting
  • takes 4" disks (provided by MC)
 

USE REQUIREMENT

  1. Completion of Metal Lab orientation.

POLICY REMINDERS

The Metal Lab can only be used during regular operating hours.

WELDING TABLES ARE FOR WELDING ONLY (NO PAINTING)

Welding is only allowed inside the shields and on the welding tables.

Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times.

MAKING COMPLEX STAFF WILL PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY SAFETY GEAR

All metal slag and dust must be cleaned from tables and ground before finishing work session.

SERVICES

Orientations - The Making Complex offers machine specific training to it's users on the first six weekends of each semester. Continue to the Orientations page to learn about any prerequisites and instructions on how to sign up.

Technique Demonstrations - WSOA Faculty can request technique demonstrations for their students by email their facility's manager.