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Tool Training: Laser Cutter SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Somerville, United States
Unfortunately, the Asylum laser cutter was severely damaged during use on October 7. Public access to the tool and trainings on it have been suspended until further notice. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment.
Our new CO2 laser cutter can cut arbitrary 2D patterns and engrave a wide variety of materials, from paper to plastic to granite. Parts are automatically cut out of any sheet stock smaller than the 3 foot by 4 foot laser cutter bed; the 150 watt cutter, one of the most powerful in its class, makes short work of any intricate design.
This class will train students on how to use the laser cutter safely and effectively, running through using the drawing creation process, laser setup, and operation. There will also be significant time dedicated to showing how to properly maintain the laser cutter.
Funds from the training will be used to offset the cost of moving the laser cutter from its current home and the infrastructure building required for it. Students who take the class will be allowed to use the laser cutter unsupervised with an Artisan's Asylum membership.
The goal of this class is to fully train and prepare students for using the 150 watt CO2 laser cutter independently. This class is required before any member makes use of the laser cutter for personal projects.
Test cutting material will be provided, and are covered by training cost. (wood and acrylic)
Joe Schlesinger is an Electrical and Computer Engineer, founder of the MakeIt Labs hackerspace in Nashua NH, and most recently an ARM/DSP Firmware Engineer for industrial power backup systems. Joe is currently working at his company ArcBotics, developing low-cost robotics platforms. He has spent hundreds of hours on the laser cutter, using it extensively for prototype development and manufacturing of his robots.
Laser Cutter Tool Training is currently available most Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, as well as some Sunday and Monday afternoons, 12-2pm. For specific dates and times, see the ticket types above.
10 Tyler Street
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.