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, but often the user is left with gaps in their knowledge which, if answered, would allow them to get more from the machine - using it 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.
Whether you are considering buying a system or accessing a FabLab or MakerSpace, this event, which takes place in London at the site of the latest Eagle Lab (an innovation by Barclays), will aim to inform, educate and inspire the community of users.
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 (perhaps 10 minute intro to 2 different 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 including the event speakers
6.30 - 8.00 pm Canapes & Drinks - Networking with suppliers/exhibitors
8.00 - 9.00 pm Exhibitors clear away – people can stay to chat
9.00 pm Close
Delegates: £10.00 +VAT
Students in full-time education: £7.50 +VAT