Aluminum Welding and Fabrication Class
This class will be an introduction to working with Aluminum, including cutting, grinding, cleaning, and especially welding. We’ll break out both the A/C TIG and the MIG Spoolgun.
- i3 Detroit – 1481 Wordsworth, Ferndale, MI 48220 – View Map
Participants must have completed a basic Intro to Welding course and/or be comfortable with the basics of welding safety and general shop safety.
i3 member Ashley hosted two classes to introduce the new (to i3) Letterpress. The press is a Line-O-Scribe Show Card Writer. The press was built sometime between 1920 and 1940 in Adrian MI.
The class demonstrated basic letterpress techniques and printing. The students picked a Valentine’s Day theme pattern to print. Then the pattern was reversed and carved into linoleum blocks. Different colored inks and paper card stock are picked to create hand made Valentine’s Day cards. The linoleum blocks are put on the press, ink rolled onto the block, and pressure applied to create beautiful cards.
Letterpress made in Michigan
The press surrounded by colored oil inks
Knitting is a super relaxing craft that will let you express your creativity and make cozy accessories and clothing in just about any color, texture, and design imaginable. Instructor Jamie Burdeski will teach you the basics if you’ve never touched a knitting needle before, or help you with your project if you have something unfinished that’s been languishing in a closet for years. If this is your first project, Jamie will introduce a basic scarf pattern and tell you how you can customize it to fit your style. Snacks and drinks will be provided in this relaxing workshop designed to make you more comfortable working with yarn.
Come get familiar with our plastic injection molding zone Thurs. Jan 28 from 7pm to 9pm! We will cover the benefits of injection molding vs 3D printing and other fabrication techniques. Product design, mold design, the injection molding process and associated costs are topics that will be explored.