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Beginning Laser Engraving/Cutting

  • 23 Feb 2022
  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 23 Feb 2022, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (PST)
  • 24 Feb 2022, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (PST)
  • Fresno Ideaworks Modern Fabrications Lab
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In this class you will learn the fundamentals of lasers and how to use them for etching and cutting with the Boss LS1630 Laser Cutter.  The project-based class topics covered will include how to use a laser cutter safely, set up jobs, and use the Lightburn software for laser control and project design. A choice of one of three small projects (materials provided) will reinforce principles of design and laser control learned in class. Students will schedule time with the instructor to complete five additional supervised projects (participants will provide their own materials).

  • This class is appropriate for students 14 and older. All minors must have a parent or guardian in the facility at all times.
  • Participants must have the ability to pay attention and focus for the entire length of the class session.
  • Any disruptive people will be asked to leave.
  • Experience of computer operation and drawing programs recommended.
  • Laptops will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Upon completion of the class and additional projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Boss LS1630 laser cutter unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval. Note that the laser will be a pay-per-use tool.

Non-members will have a limited time to use the laser to complete class projects, but unlimited time using the Lightburn design software.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
    • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility, regardless of vaccination status. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.
    FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

    This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

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    Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.


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