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Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter 2017

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

10 Tyler Street

Somerville, MA 02143

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This is a one-session class running from 6-9 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month: select a date from the drop down menu!

Testing to be scheduled with the instructor on the day of class.


Learn how to use our computer-controlled, water-cooled plasma cutter to cut any shape you want out of a 4'x8' sheet of metal! In this class, we'll show you how to translate your hand sketches and CAD drawings into patterns cut out of any metal sheet up to an inch thick, at rates of up to 200 inches per minute.

This class will introduce you to the new Torchmate CNC plasma cutter at Artisan's Asylum. Students will learn how to use the custom Torchmate CAD and CAM software to generate files and toolpaths, learn how to use all of the supporting equipment and infrastructure surrounding the machine, and learn how to perform basic maintenance tasks on the plasma torch.

Students will be introduced to the tool scheduling system during the class, which they will use to schedule a 30-minute private testing session to demonstrate competent usage of the machine. After successful demonstration of competency students will be free to use the plasma cutter independently as members.

CNC Plasma Cutter

Class Goals:

After taking the training and scheduling (and passing) a subsequent testing session with the instructor, students will be able to operate the Torchmate CNC plasma cutter independently as members at Artisan's Asylum.


No experience required, though previous experience with CNC machines and generating DXF files will help significantly. Students must be 18+.

Materials Provided:

The Asylum will provide practice steel sheets and necessary safety equipment for those students who need. The cost of materials is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring:

Bring a NOTEBOOK. Also personal welding helmets if you have them, though having one is not required. Students should wear non-flammable materials, i.e. non-synthetics: cotton, flannel, and leather are ideal.

Instructor Biography:

Artisan Asylum's very own Ted Sirota is an engineer, entrepreneur, and educator with a passion for product design. He owns and operates Sirota Design, LLC, and teaches several types of fabrication and digital design. Ted has been involved in two successful kickstarter campaigns, and has introduced multiple patented products into the world.


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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

10 Tyler Street

Somerville, MA 02143

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