Basic SoiLAB Safety Training (1 Level)

This training is intended for new members to give them a broad prospective on the health and safety policies in the low risk areas of SoiLAB (Laser, 3D Printing, Textile and Electronics)

Advanced SoiLAB Safety Training (1 Level)

This training is intended for new members to give them a broad prospective on the health and safety policies in the high risk areas of the SoiLAB (Metal Shop and Woodshop)

2D Design (3 Levels)

In this class, members will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, how to convert bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare files for CNC operations. Members will also learn how each of the CNC machines will work with their file to create the projects.

3D Design (3 Levels)

Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s latest product development tool for design, fabrication and collaboration. Merging industrial and mechanical design, members will quickly explore organic shapes through intuitive free-form modeling tools, or create precise, parametric models. Fusion 360 is the platform for rapidly accelerating from an idea to a 3D printed or CNC product.

CAD/CAM Software (3 Levels)

To learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This theoretical class will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting the part). To learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting and how to produce the g-code.

FDM 3D Printing (3 Levels)

In this class, members will learn how to import, prepare and print their three-dimensional parts using the FDM 3D Printer. The class will cover the hardware of the 3D printers, the software and parameters and troubleshooting for common errors. By the end of session, the member will have all the information and knowledge necessary to produce successful prints from design to end product.

SLA 3D Printing (3 Levels)

In this class, members will learn how to import, prepare and print their three-dimensional parts using the SLA 3D Printer. The class will cover the hardware of the 3D printers, the software and parameters and troubleshooting for common errors. By the end of session, the member will have all the information and knowledge necessary to produce successful prints from design to end product.

Basic Electronics, Instruments and Measurements ( 3 Levels )

Understand and test electronics with state of the art measurement equipment. To learn the basics of how to use a multimeter, power supply, function generator, and digital oscilloscope. This class will take members through examples where they use the equipment to take measurements on basic circuits and learn how to generate and measure waveforms. This course also includes assembly of electronic circuits.

Laser Cutting ( 3 Levels)

To learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 60 cm x 45 cm and up to 8 mm thick in this safety and basic use class. Using graphics software like CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images. The class covers the hardware and software of the machine.

Textile Machines

In this safety and basic Use class, members will learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine, the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine and the Juki serger. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing machine. This powerful machine is perfect for working with heavyweight materials such as leather, canvas, or multiple layers of fabric. Experience the walking foot advantage as it moves both the top and bottom of the fabric to keep the fabric from shifting

Basic Woodworking ( 3 Levels)

Basic Woodworking ( 3 Levels) To learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this safety and basic use class. To get practical, hands-on experience using the table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, vertical bandsaw, and belt and disk sanders. To learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Planing and Jointing ( 3 Levels)

In this safety and basic use class, members will learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, hand-held and table-mounted router. To use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations.

CNC Routing ( 3 Levels)

In this safety and basic use class, members will learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD. This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Starting from CAD designs, the class will cover creating parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites.

Wood Lathe ( 3 Levels)

In this safety and basic use class, members will learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD. This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Starting from CAD designs, the class will cover creating parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites.

Basic Metalworking (3 Levels)

In this a safety and basic use class designed to teach members how to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum and give members hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander while learning the basic skills of working with metal.

Manual Milling (3 Levels)

In this Safety and basic use class, the aim is to teach the basic operations of the vertical milling machine to safely select speeds, change end mills, use the digital readout, and secure work needed to accurately machine parts. To explore the theory of how to successfully choose the correct end mill and speed setting. Work precisely with metal and plastics to cut, drill and surface parts.

Manual Lathe (3 Levels)

In this safety and basic use class, the aim is to learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. To explore the theory of how to choose the correct cutter and speed setting during various cutting operations

Sheet Metal Forming (3 Levels)

To learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. To give member first-hand experience using the straight shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake), rotary punch, bead roller and beverly shear in this safety and basic use class. To gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal.

TIG and MIG Welding (3 Levels)

In this safety and basic use class, the aim is to learn to use metal welders (MIG & TIG) with solid or flexible wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 5mm thick. Members will learn how to perform basic welding techniques safely and allow them to begin exploring the art of joining metal.

Reskilling Program for Employees (3 Levels)

This program includes several workshops aiming at identifying knowledge and skills gap in employees. This process starts with focusing on the current changes in the market sector and how to reskill the employees to adapts to innovative solutions to aid them with improving their performance.

Innovation for Tech Startups (3 Levels)

The workshop is designed to inform and educate participants on fundamental Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking models and systems. The outcome of this workshop is to prepare participants to enter the product development and manufacturing market.

Youth Innovation programs (3 Levels)

Project Based Workshops aimed at taking the youth through the full cycle of product innovation from design to manufacturing. This workshop is a complement to the technical training programs.

STEM Education for Youth (3 Levels)

STEM Programs aimed at children from age 10-14 years old. This program provide the students with hands on problem solving experience to improve their learning and comprehension of science, technology engineering and mathematics