desktop laser cutting is a new approach to cutting 2D materials
A laser cutter is a prototyping and manufacturing tool used primarily by engineers, designers, and artists to cut and etch into flat material. Laser cutters use a thin, focused laser beam to pierce and cut through materials to cut out patterns and geometries specified by designers. Apart from cutting, laser cutters can also raster or etch designs onto work pieces by heating up the surface of the workpiece, thus burning off the top layer of the material to change its appearance where the raster operation was performed.
Laser cutters are really handy tools when it comes to prototyping, manufacturing and art. In this workshop we will cover design, materials, safe operation of our laser cutter - and we will complete a small laser cut project, a tealight cover as shown below.