Brian McDonagh

Organizer

Brian McDonagh
Phone
(970) 259-9234 ext 105
Email
brian@powsci.org
Website
https://themakerlab.org/about-us/
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Event Attendees

Next Occurrence

Date

Sep 25 2017

Time

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Price

$20 - $40

Introduction to the Laser Cutting

Laser cutting anyone?… Our introduction to laser cutting is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to use our 100watt co2 laser cutter. The class will focus on safety, machine operation, and operating associated software and turn your ideas into reality!Our 100watt laser cutter has a cutting area of 48″ x 36″. It can cut precisely through 3/4 plywood, solid woods, leather, and plastics. It can also engrave, glass, metals, marble, & more. Its like a printer, but with more firepower! After taking the class, you will be able to safely take a file and execute it on the laser cutter, producing what you imagined!
Areas of learning:Laser Safety
Introduction to components of the laser cutter
Overview of materials
Preparing the machine for operation
Brief understanding of VCarve Pro CAD software
Understanding of the Hurricane CAM software
Positioning the laser and workpiece
Navigating the laser UI
Begin cutting
Post-cut cleaning
Finishing techniques for wood pieces

How to prepare for the class:

Please bring a USB stick, we will be creating a .dxf files to cut on the laser cutter. If you have awesome computer skills, feel free to create a .dxf file for the class. The file must be no larger than 100mm x 100mm (4″ x 4″). We will cut / engrave test files onto plywood (personal materials may not be substituted for this class).

Please arrive on time, the class will start at 6pm sharp.

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