Laser and waterjet cutters expand our prototyping capabilities beyond 3D printing to use other materials such as plexiglas, metal, ceramic or wood. As parts become larger, 3D printing such objects is also often no longer a time or cost efficient method of production. Through proper preparation, even 3D models can be easily converted to utilize this impressive technology.
This workshop explains the function of the 150watt CO2 laser available in our lab and how files such as 3D models, vector graphics and bitmap images need to be prepared for its usage.
Throughout the semester, independent projects can be built in the campus rapid prototyping lab with the use of large format 3D printers, soldering irons, lathes, milling machines, welders and much more.
For more information please visit www.saxeed.net/rapid-prototyping