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Introduction to Laser Cutting – Weekend 22& 23 April

Do you want to explore inventing, creating  with lasers? Then this Introduction to Laser Cutting Course is for you and will cover everything you need to get started.

Learn how to master the software, materials, and laser wood cutting and engraving equipment to create new designs and products.
Each Participant will get one free laser pass on completion of the course.*

Here's what you'll learn:
    • How does a laser cutter work and what are the safety precautions that must be taken?
    • What materials can you cut and what kind of results can you expect?
    • File preparation. How do you create or obtain vector graphics to cut and how do you convert between different file formats?
    • And what project you’d like to tackle from start to finish using the laser cutter as a tool.
    • This course is a prerequisite for using the laser cutter independently in benchspace if you have no prior experience with Lasers.**
    • Basic computer literacy skills essential for a meaningful experience.
    • Students must bring their own laptop with a vector graphic package installed.  We recommend InkScape which is free and open source but Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw will work as well.
    *On completion of the course, participants will be able to book one supervised laser pass (3 hours, to be used within 30 days). In order to use the laser independently, you must be cleared by our staff for independent use. This is done via a Skills Assessment Session (3 hours, €70), which tests the skills acquired during this course. If you’d like to access the laser cutter more frequently we have flexible options to pay by day, week or by month. Please email programmes@benchspacecork.ie to discover how you can access the workshop and use your complimentary pass.
    **benchspace has the right to decide if someone would benefit from further supervision before independent use is approved, to make the best out of the time with equipment and fill in further knowledge gaps.
    What to wear
    Avoid wearing loose clothing and jewellery and don’t forget to tie back long hair. Closed toe shoes are required on all of our workshop floors.
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    PPE will be provided by benchspace for all courses that require it. It must be worn as directed.
    Please read our terms and conditions here before booking.
    Any questions? Email hello@benchspacecork.ie


Apr 22 - 23 2023


Sat & Sun
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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