INTRO TO LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING
An introduction to CO2 Laser Cutting and Engraving
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Lasers are incredible machines. They are accurate, fast, versatile and provide the precision you need to bring a professional design to life.
Lasers work on a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, plexiglas, foam, leather and so much more. Whether you want to cut accurate pieces or add a custom logo to a finished product, the lasers are hard to beat.
The course starts off with an introduction to RD Works software, which allows you to dial in the settings such as the power and speed of the laser. The course then shifts to the machine operations where you’ll set up your material and start cutting!
This is a 3 hour class. Each student then receives an additional 1.5 hour window of 1 on 1 instruction where you can come back with your own material and CAD file to run your own cut. The second session will need to be scheduled separately with the instructor.
This course also serves as a certification to run the machine independently at our facility. Maketory is a membership based makerspace and you can learn more about us and our membership options at www.maketory.com
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS NEVILL
After growing up in New Zealand Chris traveled for many years before moving to San Francisco in 2000 and more recently to San Diego.
Specializing in CAD and CNC machining. Chris has worked as a signmaker, architectural model maker and creating artwork for hotels and commercial spaces. Chris is passionate about engineering and has built an experimental tilt-wing aircraft and renovated several vintage airstream travel trailers.
Currently, shop manager at Maketory, Chris teaches classes including CAD, laser cutting, Waterjet, CNC Router, CNC Mill, and Woodshop.