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Introduction to Laser Cutting (21 Hours)

In this course we will take things step-by-step on how to use software to make designs that you can cut on any laser cutter. You will start off using Inkscape, a software used for making designs. Here you will learn the process of simple, and work your way up to more complex designs, and by the end you will be creating projects with multiple interlocking parts using different types of joints to build a LED backlit shadow box. You will also learn the different ways a laser can affect the material you’re cutting, like scoring and engraving. We’ll also cover non-design things like material selection, preventing burn marks, finishing your projects, and more. By using this project-based incremental learning method, you won’t feel overwhelmed trying to do something that is beyond your current skill level, and you will practice by creating actual products that you can use.

5/25–6/15, TTh, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Parker
Mitchell 828.766.1291