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Machining 101 – Measuring and Layout


In this class, Billy will go over the basics of metrology and layout. This lecture and hands on lab will include machinist ‘speak’, accurate measuring, and project layout. Students will learn the basics of how to read and use micrometers, calipers, gauge blocks, angle blocks, sin bars, height gauges, dial test indicators and more to inspect, measure and layout their work. Do you want to talk like a machinist? Come join us and learn what we mean when we say stuff like ‘half a thou’.

There will be a fee of $24.96 for general public and $19.96 current Knox Makers members. There will be a maximum of 12 tickets for this class, and a minimum of 4 tickets must be sold. If the class minimum is not met 24 hours prior to class start time, the class we be canceled and all tickets will be refunded.

Directions- Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the SPARK building in the fenced in area.

Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.


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May 23, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.96 – $24.96
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Knox Makers – Classroom
116 Childress St SW
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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