Classes and Events

IMPORTANT NOTES: Our classes have a minimum of 3 students. If we don't get the minimum number of sign-ups for the class will be cancelled and you will be rescheduled for the following class (same type of class). Also, registrations will close two or three days before the class so that we can order materials.... so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!!!


Classes we offer: Intro to 3D Printing/Scanning/Design, Inkscape Fundamentals, Laser Cutting, CNC Shopbot Router, Basic Operation Wood Shop Safety, Welding and Plasma Torch, CNC Plasma Table, Digital Embroidery, Wood Lathe, Metal Lathe, 3D Resin Jewelry Design, Precious Metal Clay, Into to Arduino, and Intro to Raspberry Pi. If you are interested in one of these classes that are not currently posted, please contact Dani@FabLab.com, to request the class.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 0

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    This workshop is perfect for couples or individuals who want to experience working in a metal shop to create a custom wine rack. It requires no prior experience to welding or metal working. Here is what to expect:

    * Cover Metal Shop Safety Rules

    * CNC Plasma Cut wine rack design ( FabLab will have the files ready to go)

    *Introduction to Welding techniques

    *Weld Joints, grind Joints, and spray clear coat to seal wine rack. 

    *Enjoy a glass of local Washington wine


    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register



    About the Laser Cutter

    Laser cutting and engraving is a very versatile process used to cut or engrave numerous materials including wood, leather, acrylic, anodized aluminum, Formica, and even mother of pearl. It can also be used engrave and mark some metals, marble, and stone to create a variety of projects. The laser cutter excels even with fine, intricate work.

    In this class you will learn the basics of working with Laser including:
    • Safe operation of the laser system
    • Setting up files for vector cutting
    • Raster engraving and etching
    • Material preparation and clean-up
    Through the process of learning how to use the Laser, students will take home a living hinge book cover. We will also share some tricks of the trade, our experts have learned to create successful projects. 
    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 3
    Register


    Digital Embroidery

    This introduction class will teach you how to create a custom design as well as the fundamentals to Digital Embroidery. You will have the opportunity to create a 3"x3" design. Feel free to bring cotton a shirt or jacket to embroider onto. We will will have fabric available as well. 

    Please download Inkscape prior to attending the class. If you do not have a computer available we can provide one.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    Register


    3D Printed Jewelry 

    In this class you will learn how to model jewelry using a software called Meshmixer. If you are a beginner or have never used 3D software, this class is perfect for you. We will teach you how to take a sketch to a 3D object. 

    We will use a FormLabs 3D printer, to create a high resolution resin print. This printer uses a laser to harden liquid resin into a solid state, that is then cured under a UV light. You will be able to print a set of earrings 1"x1", or a pendant 2"x2".

    Please download Meshmixer prior to attending this class. If you do not have a laptop available, we can provide one. 

    Note: Your print will not be finished the day of the class. A print can take up to fours hours to finish, and 12 hours to cure. 

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 3
    Register


    This workshop is perfect for couples or individuals who want to experience working in a metal shop to create a custom wine rack. It requires no prior experience to welding or metal working. Here is what to expect:

    * Cover Metal Shop Safety Rules

    * CNC Plasma Cut wine rack design ( FabLab will have the files ready to go)

    *Introduction to Welding techniques

    *Weld Joints, grind Joints, and spray clear coat to seal wine rack. 

    *Enjoy a glass of local Washington wine


FABLAB TACOMA  
1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402 
info@fablabtacoma.com
(253) 426-1267

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Hours

Mondays | Closed
Tuesday - Thursday | Noon - 10pm
Friday  | Noon - 8pm
Saturday | Noon - 10pm

Sunday  | 1pm - 8pm