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Lasers for Makers Workshop (with AILU)

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Imperial College Advanced Hackspace

Stadium House

68 Wood Lane

London

W12 7TA

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Want to learn about how to get the most out of your laser cutter? Come to our the Laser for Makers workshop here at the Advanced Hackspace.

Hosted by the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, and the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), this first of its kind event will bring together laser experts and users to explore how the desktop/compact CO2 laser cutters are being put to best use in small businesses, prototyping workshops, schools and hackspaces.

Laser cutting using compact and affordable CO2 lasers of the plotter style is perhaps the biggest single application area and represents the biggest share of the market by number of units. This workshop will provide useful knowledge about the technology, software, materials and applications available to sole traders, small businesses, hobbyists, teachers and students.

The modern compact laser cutter is a very low cost machine. At this workshop, we aim to help users get the most from these machines - using them more safely and achieving a better quality result. For many people this type of laser will be the first one they will come across (in school, college or university) and the use of laser cutting and engraving allows a whole range of unique and innovative designs to be realised.

Programme Outline

3.00 - 4.00 pm Registration & tea/coffee

4.00 - 4.20 pm Welcome to event and introduction

4.20 - 4.40 pm Introduction to lasers – what can they do? : overview of laser processing applications (welding, cutting, marking, 3d printing, cleaning)

4.40 - 5.00 pm Let’s talk about laser cutting: how lasers cut, wavelength of light vs. materials

5.00 - 5.20 pm Keeping lasers safe: eye & skin safety, cutting fumes, fire hazards

5.20 - 5.40 pm Case studies of successful businesses

5.40 - 6.00 pm Getting the most out of your laser cutter: software, tips and techniques

6.00 - 6.30 pm Q & A Forum (ask the experts) panel

6.30 - 8.00 pm Networking Drinks


Price

General: £10.00 +VAT/fees

Students in full-time education: £7.50 +VAT/fees


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Imperial College Advanced Hackspace

Stadium House

68 Wood Lane

London

W12 7TA

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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