TEC Summer Institute for Educators Intro to Waterjet Cutting with WAZER
Prerequisite: Be ready to learn!
Earn 8 PDU hours!
IMPORTANT! Hardware Requirements – Bring Your Laptop and USB!
If you are attending the Laser, WAZER or 3D Printing courses, you will need to bring your own laptop and a USB drive on-site during training. We will also ask you to download software PRIOR to coming for training. If you are unable to bring your own laptop or your laptop doesn’t meet the hardware requirements, please contact us at 1-800-338-2238 or email [email protected].
Hardware Requirements for Laser and WAZER Courses
Prior to the course, you will need to install the Corel 2021 Standard 15-day Trial. The minimum requirements for Corel 2021 are:
• Windows 10*, 64-bit, with latest Updates
• Intel Core i3/5/7/9 or AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9/Threadripper, EPYC
• 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
• 2.5 GB available hard disk space for application and installation files
• Multi-touch screen, mouse or tablet • 1280 x 720 screen resolution at 100% (96 dpi)
• Internet connection
*CorelDRAW Standard 2021 supports Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2 and later versions.
Basic WAZER Waterjet Cutting Concepts 1-Day Course Description:
Waterjet Cutting crosses many disciplines: Manufacturing, Graphics, Material Processing, CAD/CAM, Entrepreneurship, Art, etc. Learn how to use a WAZER Desktop Waterjet to create custom sheet metal materials for various applications. Modern waterjet cutters are controlled by CNC (Computer Numerical Control) systems with the ability to cut materials such as metals, glass, ceramic, marble, silicone and carbon fiber without increasing the material surface temperature and compromising the material. The WAZER uses WAM on-line software to create cut files for the WAZER – no CNC experience or knowledge needed!
This class will cover creating digital files compatible with a WAZER using Corel Draw. Each student will have the opportunity to create a project as they learn the waterjet cutting process from start to finish along with problem-solving. Safety skills and waterjet cutting techniques will be addressed.
Topics that will be covered:
WAM Web-based Software
- Importing Corel File
- Scale position
- Cutting paths
- Tabs and leads
- Configuring for the material