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Laser Cutter 101: Cutting Deeper

The Hack Factory

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

Laser Cutter 101: Cutting Deeper

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Laser 101APR21 6 Tickets Ended $65.00 $4.31

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Laser Cutter 101: cutting deeper will give you an overview of what you need to know in order to use the laser safely and effectively.

This is a class that will take place over the course of 5 hours.  We won't be taking a meal break, so have a hearty breakfast or brunch before hand.

There is a $60 class fee, and a $5 materials fee.

We'll be covering a lot of ground over the course of this 5 hour class, including:

Safety:  What is involved in using this machine in a way that is safe for you, the space, and the machine.

Materials:  What's good to cut, what's strictly not allowed, and what materials work best for some common applications.

Operation: How to start up the laser cutter and the associated equipment and software in a way that's safe and effective.

Preparation: What you need to know about  setting up your files and your materials so that they work with this system.

Troubleshooting: What to do when things just aren't working like you expect, or when things go really, really wrong.

Design: Some aspects of design related to this type of machine, and how to go about using a laser cutter to execute designs that will work in 2D or 3D.

Applications: What are some of the ways that a laser cutter can be useful in a range of different projects and applications, and how to work it in to your existing skillset or workflow.

Hands On: Each student will walk through all the steps of starting up the laser and ancillary equipment, loading a file on the control computer, sending the file to the laser, setting up their material, overseeing the cutting operation, and taking care of cleanup and shutdown procedures.

Checkout: Each student will be given a chance to demonstrate learned knowledge and skills, and if successful, will be certified to use the laser.


Please Note:  If this is more information than you need, you're welcome to check out the shorter free class:






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