As part of my role as DoES Liverpool's technician, I get to give introductions to new users to get them started with using DoES's laser cutter. However, because it's only an introduction I only get to spend an hour or so going over the basics when I'd like to spend longer and help them on their project in more detail.

So, to get around this, I'll be running an introductory laser cutting course in Liverpool to help more people get started with using this technique for cutting their own designs. It's a course for everyone; laser cutting is a very accessible process, and if you can use a computer, draw out a design and press the start button on the laser, then you can use a laser cutter.

Eventbrite - Introduction to Laser Cutting

21st September 2013

Would you like to get started with using a laser cutter?

Do you want to be able to produce your own designs and cut them on a laser cutter?

Then this course can help. You can book online now at for just £69.55 including materials. The minimum number of tickets sold for this course to go ahead is 1. If there's an attendee, this course will run.

Starting from the basics of laser cutting and operating a hobby laser cutter, this course will take you through preparing designs for cutting or engraving to making your own items.

  • How a laser cutter works.

  • Cutting, line engraving and fill engraving,

  • Using Inkscape to produce cut-files

  • Material choice

  • 2D to 3D, joining and jointing techniques.

  • Concentrated help and support for protyping and refining your own designs

This course is much more in depth than the normal introduction I give to new users of DoES Liverpool's laser cutter, so at the end of the day you should be proficient enough to come in and use a hobby laser cutter by your self.

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