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Learn how to use Artisan’s Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave.
This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner. The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood and acrylic to take home. Students who take this class and pass a tool test will be certified to use the four 90 watt Black Cat Labs laser cutters unsupervised.
The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can operate the lasers safely and independently.
This class will prepare students for their test, afterward by appointment, on our Tool Testing Calendar. Look for “Black Cat Labs laser testing.” Students will be cutting and engraving some simple shapes and patterns on the machines. For students interested in further design instruction, please check in with your Instructor at the end of the class for more resources.
This class will not run with fewer than 2 students.