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Laser cutters use a high-powered optical laser to precisely etch or cut designs into various materials, often in a shorter amount of time compared to other technologies. BeAM provides wood, acrylic, and cardboard sheets for use with the laser cutters.
Training and Resources
Click on the ‘Tool Training’ button below to learn how to complete the 3D Printer training at BeAM.
Finished with the training, but looking for more resources? Click on the ‘Quick Guides’ for helpful reference material, or the ‘Project Ideas’ for design suggestions.
You must complete the introductory BeAM 101 training before you can complete any of the BeAM tool trainings. Learn more here.
All BeAM tool trainings contain an online module that must be completed before moving on to the practice project. Access the Laser Cutter module on the BeAM Sakai site here.
After you finish the online module, you must complete a practice project for that tool. Laaser Cutter requires a self-guided practice project, which means that you can work on the project independently at any point during BeAM’s open hours (however, you must reserve time to use a laser cutter through our reservation system here.)
See a list of approved BeAM Practice Projects for the Laser Cutter here.
BeAM offers optional, scheduled workshops that guide you through the process. Check out the calendar on this page to see a list of upcoming sessions.
There are no upcoming events at this time.