Laser Cutting 101

Course Information

description

In EcoStudio’s ‘Laser Cutting 101′ participants will learn the basics of laser cutting, including how to etch, engrave and cut designs.  Learn to safely operate EcoStudio’ industrial CO2 laser cutter for your own projects!    

NOTE: Students must demonstrate their ability to safely operate EcoStudio’s laser cutter to be granted individual access to the machine upon course completion.  

course objectives

Participants will develop an understanding of the following concepts:

Understand important safety precautions of laser cutting, including: machine maintenance and troubleshooting, laser power and speed;

Understand materials that can and cannot be used with EcoStudio’s laser and conduct a variety of tests on different materials;

File creation and preparation; laser preparation and cleanup.  

schedule

Day 1:

Understanding the basics and safety of laser cutting, including: maintenance, laser power, and speed.

Participants will test cuts with different materials and begin working on designs.

Day 2:

Continue modifying designs to test on the laser cutter;

Perform trial and error cuts;

Produce and assemble final product.

 

Length

Two-day class (6 hours total)

Date/Time

Wednesday 6-9pm: October 17

Wednesday 6-9pm: October 24 

pre-requisite

None; however, basic experience using 3D or graphic design programs such as Illustrator, Sketchup, AutoCad, Revit, or Rhinoceros are helpful.

level

Beginner

Age

15+

language of instruction

English and Spanish

Required materials

All materials will be provided.

EcoStudio recommends wearing clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Closed-toed shoes are a must.

COST

Member $110/ Non-member $120

important information

Please note that open-toed shoes are not allowed at EcoStudio.

Participants must provide a copy of their insurance policy prior to commencing course.  

PARTICIPANTS MUST PRINT AND SIGN FAB LAB ECOSTUDIO WAIVER PRIOR TO COMMENCING COURSE.  WAIVER IS SENT TO PARTICIPANT UPON REGISTRATION FOR COURSE.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cancellation policy

EcoStudio reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability.

If full payment is not received three days prior to course commencement EcoStudio reserves the right to relinquish participant’s reservation.   

Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to course commencement will only receive credit towards a future course.

Cancellations received 3 days prior to course commencement will only be reimbursed 50% of the course fee.

No-shows will be invoiced the full course fee.  

 

Contact information

For inquiries please contact Fab Lab Ecostudio at:

learn@ecostudio.ngo

Join us!

We’re excited to have you!

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00am - 3:00 p.m.
*Fab Lab EcoStudio's hours of operation do not reflect course hours, which may take place after hours of operation.

Location

Ciudad del Saber, Panamá
Calle Dwyer, Edificio 245