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Jan 23 2018 - Feb 12 2018


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


$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.


Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance to secure your place in the class. Call the MakerLab 970-259-9234 (ext 105) if you are signing up within 24 hours of the class. We can not accept any walk ins, You must be registered for the class isn advance in order to take the class.

Refund policy:

If a cancellation is received at least 3 full days before an event / class begins, a refund will be issued for the tuition amount minus a 15% administration fee. Cancellations received fewer than 3 full days before the first day will not be refunded. Full fees will be refunded if the MakerLab cancels an event / class . We will notify participants the day of if an event / class does not fill.


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Discounted members price $20
Available Tickets: 4
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Non-members price $40
Available Tickets: 5
The Non-members price ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
  1. Linda crowther 3 months ago

    I am not really sure what exactly laser cutting is, but i am curious…. Obviously a never before beginner

  2. Williams Family 2 months ago

    If anyone wants to cancel, let me know. We could use 1 more spot for the whole family to go together.

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