Detroit Torch Oxy/Acetylene Demo

Description:

Detroit Torch, purveyor of fine welding torches with evocative names such as “The Detroiter”, “The Enforcer” and the wonderfully clever “DHC2000″, are coming to i3 Detroit! These torches reputedly have among them the power of plasma, the control of TIG, with the elegance of a fine flame.

They are bringing some of their fantastic gear to show us that the art of Fire is alive and well in the Age of Electricity.

Primarily, this demo will focus on cutting, bending, welding, and generally applying heat to achieve cool results. Metals including aluminum, steel, and stainless steel are included by default, with other material being possible with advance notice.

If turnout and interest are high enough, the company might be willing to sponsor i3 in some fashion, so be sure to make it out if you are interested, or just really like fire.

Demonstrations will start around 6:30 and will continue as long as there is interest, acetylene, and time.

Prerequisites:

Attendees must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a legal guardian who is also attending this event.

What to Bring:

If you want to get hands on with the torches make sure you come dressed in flame safe clothes. Everything else will be provided.

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Event Time:

Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm-?

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Solid Edge Pop-up Event

Description:

Come join Siemens and CamLogic for a night of Solid Edge training at i3Detroit. Attendees will be given a hands-on introduction to the Solid Edge CAD software and be guided through the process of making an individualized desk weight using one of our laser cutters.

Food will be provided by Mexi-Casian.

Prerequisites:

Attendees should register for a free trial copy of Solid Edge before the class

Students must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a legal guardian who is also attending this class.

What to Bring:

A laptop computer with a modern browser installed. All other materials needed for class will be provided.

Event Time:

Thursday, June 11th, 5:30PM until 9:00PM

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i3 Awarded EDSFUND.org Grant

In April, EDSFUND.org awarded a grant to a team of i3 members who are developing a bicycle-based Flywheel Energy Storage System, which will help bicyclists save energy as they come to a stop and give a boost when they need to get going. The grant will support the team by covering 40% of the cost for Tormach CNC equipment including a PCNC 1100 with rotary table, allowing 4-axis CNC milling. The team, led by Ken S, is currently fund raising to match the grant funds and beginning the detailed design for the components of the flywheel system. Check out our video proposal submission here, and check out i3Detroit’s YouTube Channel and the project’s wiki page for updates.

Rostock MAX Training Class!

There will be a class for Rostock MAX machine operation real soon now!

This class will teach users the basics of machine operation, including:

  • Slicing a model
  • Starting up the machine
  • Changing filament
  • Printing
  • Finishing a print
  • Shutting down the machine
  • Troubleshooting and error recovery