Intro To Waterjet Cutting

Tue Oct 04 2022 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Maketory | San Diego

Intro To Waterjet Cutting
An introduction to waterjet cutting and tool pathing on our 10' x 6' Flow Waterjet
About this Event

Whether you are an artist with a unique project or a small business owner who wants to fabricate a product for sale, one of the best ways to cut through metal is waterjet cutting.

Waterjet cutting is a versatile method of cutting almost any material (stone, metal, plastics, wood) with great flexibility and precision. Edges, curves, lettering, and internal cutouts can be made relatively quickly and easily compared to cutting by hand.

Waterjet cutting uses high pressure & velocity water (or water with an abrasive) pushed through a nozzle to slice through tough and thick materials. There are many benefits of waterjet cutting:

  • Does a great job in creating smooth edges that often don’t need a second round of sanding.
  • It is computer controlled so it can make intricate cuts precisely,
  • Does not cause a “heat-affected zone” so metals will not warp,
  • Cuts through almost anything (except tempered glass which shatters).

Please Note:

  • This is a 3 hour class on Tuesday's from 1pm - 4pm
  • Location: Maketory
  • Mandatory Safety Equipment: Safety Glasses (Maketory has pairs available at the facility if you do not own any). Closed-toed shoes, full length pants and short sleeves. Pull back hair, remove all jewelry, and do not wear gloves.
  • Advisable but not required: Hearing protection
  • Minimum Age: 18, or 15 or older if accompanied by an adult
  • If class is sold out and you have a group interested, please contact us directly to coordinate a new date.
  • We require at least 3 participants to run the course. In the event we do not reach 3 participants we will reach out to reschedule or issue a refund, whichever you prefer.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable (unless class is cancelled) and can not be used for another date.
  • Maketory is a membership based facility. This course also serves as a certification to run the machine independently at our facility as a member (valid for 60 days after class is taken). You can learn more about our membership options on our website or contact us directly at 858-252-1919 or [email protected]
  • Bring a friend or family member and receive 30% off your second ticket!

About the instructor: Chris Nevill

After growing up in New Zealand, Chris traveled for many years before moving to San Francisco in 2000 and more recently to San Diego.

Specializing in CAD and CNC machining. Chris has worked as a sign-maker, architectural model maker and creating artwork for hotels and commercial spaces. Chris is passionate about engineering and has built an experimental tilt-wing aircraft and renovated several vintage airstream travel trailers.

Currently, shop manager at Maketory, Chris teaches classes including CAD, Laser Cutting, CNC Mill, CNC Router and of course, Waterjet!

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Maketory, 9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, United States


USD 349.00 to USD 594.00

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