Digital Design & Fabrication

Digital Design & Fabrication

Trotec Laser Orientation - Cutting and Engraving

Lead by
Luke Howard

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

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Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
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Beginner ShopBot CNC: Basic Sign-Making

Lead by
Sally Doyle

Get hands-on with the ShopBot to create your own sign while learning VCarve to explore the CNC possibilities!

Completion of  ShopBot CNC Orientation class is required

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3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

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Trotec Laser Rotary Tool: Engraving Mason Jars

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Create your own custom engraved glassware while learning the Rotary Tool for the Trotec in this skill builder class!

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

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ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

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Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Learn how to use our 80-watt Full Spectrum Laser cutting and engraving system.

Students will get an overview of compatible materials including woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

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