Subtraction

Spring 2018
Thursdays 12:10 PM – 2:40 PM
Instructor: Ben Light

Subtractive fabrication is a common manufacturing process that produces durable and functional objects. This class will cover multiple techniques on machining and milling raw material into custom parts. We will focus on both traditional and digital fabrication tools: lathe, CNC router, 4 axis mill, etc. We will cover CAD, CAM, and machine setups as well as research affordable desktop milling solutions for personal shops.

The class will be hands on and fabrication heavy, paying close attention to precision, accuracy, and craftsmanship.  There will be weekly fabrication exercises, assignments, and a final project. It’s mill-er time.

Office Hours:

Tuesday 1PM – 4PM
Wednesday 3PM – 5PM

Office Hour Sign Up

Contact Info

ben@blightdesign.com

Safety Requirement:  You MUST attend a tool safety session in the shop before class begins.  Even if you are an experienced fabricator, everyone is required to take a safety session if they are using the shop (applies to both 1st and 2nd years).