A close-up on the key step of focusing the laser on material.
While not long in actuality, laser training felt a long time in coming. Well, it’s arrived and the first group of students was trained last night. The class covers orientation of the software and hardware, focuses on safety, and then works its way through a proscribed workflow. By sticking to one workflow we can ensure success, first with a group project and then with three individual projects, one for each student. After a couple of hours everyone had been through the workflow on various projects, as observer and as coach and as lead.
This focus on a single workflow and reinforcing it with multiple projects ensures we get good results from the training. This outcome is key because we’re dealing with a very expensive and powerful piece of equipment. We need to insure users stay safe, that the equipment doesn’t get damaged, and that we get good work product from the process.
Future dates for training will be available soon … stay tuned!
Here we’re working with an individual’s project in LaserCut software during training.
Common to all the projects was focusing the laser cutter, a different position for each project.
That same student project can be seen here being cut during laser training.