Introduction to laser cutting

Introduction to laser cutting and engraving

Tutor - Martin Boyle

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This laser cutting and engraving induction will guide you through the process, showing you how to prepare files ready to be cut and engraved.

What we cover -
Introduction to the laser-cutting process
Laser-compatible materials
Preparing files for cutting/engraving
Making test files

When: Monday 20th May 2024
Where: FLAX-LAB, 5 North St, Belfast, BT1 1NA
Cost: £50, all materials included

Preparation: (optional)
If you already use design software, bring your laptop with it loaded.
If you are new to design software, just come along and we can discuss pros and cons for different options/

Our laser system accepts many different graphic software files. To design files, we use Affinity Designer 2, a budget friendly software. Other options you may consider include CorelDraw, which is commonly used for the laser cutter, and Inkscape, which is an open-source (free) design software.

If you have a project in mind, bring files, images and we can discuss your options with you.

6 places
Materials included.

FLAX-LAB ‘Introduction to…’
These short courses introduce you to some of our FLAX-LAB equipment and show you how to prepare digital files for cutting, engraving and transferring. Understanding the process and learning how to prepare your files correctly, you will then be ready to use FLAX-LAB facilities and reduce the time and cost of a technician.