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LAS110: Introduction to the Epilog Fusion Pro Laser Cutter
Laser Systems Series
It seems like science fiction, but lasers have been used for a variety of manufacturing tasks since the 1960s. Lasers are used to cut and etch a variety of different materials, like stone, wood, plastic, and glass. Ever wondered how people get custom etched phone cases? The answer is simple: lasers.
LAS110 is an intermediate course in our laser cutting series, where students can learn in-depth techniques for laser cutting, along with how to operate the Epilog Fusion Pro, a powerful laser cutter/engraver capable of cutting woods, acrylics, and engraving tons of materials, even metal! For makers looking to solidify their laser cutting skills, this workshop isn't one you want to miss.
Select a location to enroll in a workshop, resume a quiz, or reserve equipment in your local instance of the MAP.
In this course, you'll learn:
How laser cutters work, what they can be used for, and who can use them.
The difference between CO2 and Fiber lasers, and the pros and cons of both.
How to manually focus laser cutters.
Intermediate safety instructions for operating laser cutters safely and effectively, including what to do in the case of an emergency or a fire.
Common Epilog Pro laser anatomy, terms, and concepts such as power, speed, passes, flashback and the difference between engraving and vector cutting.
Materials that are safe to use with laser cutters, as well as those materials that are banned and that can be very dangerous to use.
The basics of navigating and operating the Epilog Dashboard and Job Manager software.
How to tidy up your work area when you're done.