Summer may mean break for many, but not the team at MIDAS! In fact, we see summer as the perfect time to learn something new, develop new skills and start getting some momentum behind the great idea you’ve been nursing through the dreary spring months.
It’s inspiration time! Summer at MIDAS is a lineup of great training opportunities here in our state-of-the-art Fab Lab, enjoying the best in expert instruction. Don’t let that great idea simmer any longer, it’s time to take action and MIDAS is here to help!
If you’re in need of prototyping, 3D printing and fabrication, the variety of equipment at MIDAS is geared specifically to offer you state-of-the-art resources to create exactly what you need.
Maybe you’ve already got a start using our fabrication equipment and are wanting to take it to the next level? We’ve got you covered there, too! Advanced certification courses are also available.
Peruse the courses and training outlined below… we’re sure there’s a course to fit exactly what you’re looking for as you consider your next diy/maker project.
This isn’t all, of course! Be sure to review the full calendar of all upcoming workshops and courses here at MIDAS.
Tormach Metal CNC Mill
July 5th: The ultimate in 3-axis metal CNC technology. Designed for aluminum, light metals and composite plastics – this machine packs horsepower. This machine is not for beginners – only experienced CNC operators can be certified, but anyone can take the course.
Trotec 120 Watt Laser Cutter
July 9th & August 13th: The Speedy is the ideal laser engraving machine – no matter if you are starting your own business or want to speed up current production, laser engraving wood, plastic, acrylic, fabrics and many other materials has never been more efficient. This CO2 laser engraver has the highest quality components which ensures minimal maintenance requirements.
Shopbot CNC (Desktop & Alpha)
July 13th & August 10th: Training on BOTH the Desktop and Alpha Shopbot CNC included. The ShopBot Desktop has a bed size of 24″ x 18″ and a 1HP motor. This ShopBot Alpha is a full-size CNC with a 48″x96″ table with a 4HP motor. Both machines are run by the same programming software and have full capability to mill 2d and 3d prototypes.
With enough production capability for a three-shift factory, ShopBot PRSalpha tools are tough and sophisticated, gantry-based CNC routers using advanced technology for CNC cutting, drilling, carving and machining. Tooling and use make this pair of CNCs perfect for soft-material CNC cutting at any size.
Roland MonoFab SRM-20 Mini Milling Machine
July 27th: The SRM-20 offers compact size and powerful functionality for production ready, realistic parts and prototypes. A wide range of materials, including modeling wax, chemical wood, foam, acrylic, poly acetate, ABS and PCB’s can be precision milled with this machine at MIDAS.
Creaform 700 3D Handyscan Scanner
July 30th: The Handyscan is AMAZING but don’t take our word for it. Come and see for yourself! This session will demonstrate the handyscan on a number of objects: how to place tags, basic scanning, set up of a receiving software and review of captured online files. (CAD and others on demand). This course DOES NOT cover the manipulation of captured images or printing but is intended to allow members to scan and understand the potential of this device. Recommended for engineers, architects, manufacturers, machinists, makers ad hobbyists alike.
Ultimaker 2 3D Printer
August 17th: The Ultimaker 2 3D printer is easy and reliable, designed for the best experience in 3D printing. Engineered to perform, this 3D digital printing workhorse is reliable, efficient, and user-friendly and particularly useful for artists, engineers, makers and innovators looking for fast, high quality prints in just about any size or material.
You can learn more and see a few recent projects HERE.
MarkForged 3D Printer
August 20th: This is a certification course.
The Mark Two is an industrial strength 3D printer here at the MIDAS Lab and using continuous fiber inlays together with high-performance nylons, it creates parts that can compete with metal!
You can learn more about the Markforged HERE.
Not what you’re looking for? Take a look at our full calendar of upcoming workshops and courses.