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Introduction to Laser Cutting
Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Cruz, CA
Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Industrial laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping materials.
Time: October 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
In this class, you will learn how to cut your designs onto one sheet of MDF (medium density fiberboard).
When & Where
MakersFactory is a new educational maker space in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, where students of all ages will learn and use exciting new technology for 3D printing, modeling, animation, and robotics. MakersFactory students will be able to design, prototype, and manufacture a wide variety of items, from simple 3D objects to complex mechanical/electronic products. For more information, go to http://makersfactory.com/