Workshop – Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Learn how to Prototype with precision machinery by using laser cutting!
About this event
In this three-hour workshop you will learn how to use a laser cutter. This technology allows you to prototype with different types of materials by laser cutting and engraving. By the end of the session, you will have gone through the whole production process of a laser cut piece: from preparing your data, to laser cutting and engraving an object, and you will be able to work independently with the laser cutters.
During the workshop you will learn how to:
- Prepare your vector or image file in a vector graphics software
- Use a laser cutter to cut, mark and engrave different types of materials, like plywood, acrylic glass, cork or leather.
- Cut patterns from sheet metal like steel.
By the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to present a project of your own to the instructor, and review the plan you have for laser cutting it.
Completing this workshop will grant you access to our GS Laser Systems laser cutting machines at MotionLab.Berlin.
For this course you will need:
- Basic knowledge of a vector graphic software (i.e. Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator)
- A laptop with Inskscape (Free) or Adobe Illustrator (Paid) pre-installed.
Other materials for the workshop will be provided to you and are included in the price.
This workshop is held in English, and in German at specific request.
Hi! I’m Madeleine Marquardt, and I am a textile and fashion expert. My background in textile research, fashion production development and art studies allows me to work with a lot of different materials and production processes to create innovative materials, prints, outfits, and machines, I have been instructing more than 40 people at MotionLab.Berlin for the past 6 months.
Current COVID-19 rules at MotionLab.Berlin
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