Techniques: Metal

A comprehensive introduction to metal fabrication techniques through the metal studio and welding facility on the San Francisco campus. Techniques covered will include cutting, stamping, milling, bending, cold fastening, welding and soldering sheet metal and extrusions. We will also investigate manufacturing processes readily available locally, such as casting, plasma cutting, CNC milling, spinning, plating and powder coating. Students will design, develop and fabricate lighting systems or lamps using a variety of these techniques. The class will also cover 12V and 110V systems and UL regulations. Additional materials fee will be charge.