Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving

Columbus Idea Foundry

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215

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What's Included

Instructor: Paul Rothrock; Come and learn how to get started using our 60W Epilog Laser cutting and engraving system. Students will get an overview of compatible materials including wood, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles. Students will also learn how to set up raster and vector files for the laser effect desired, control & set up the machine and its rotary attachment, and go through the full process of laser cutting and engraving plastic and wood. Advanced options for marking materials such as anodized aluminum, brass and stainless steel will be addressed. CIF Members who have completed this orientation may rent the machine for their personal or small business projects.

About This Organizer

The Columbus Idea Foundry is Ohio’s largest community workshop, maker space, and learning center.  We offer variety of conventional and high tech tools: wood shop, metal smithing and foundry, laser cutter & engraver, CNC ShopBot, electronics, jewelry, warm glass, photography, and more.

We are home to 20 in-house artists, artisans and small businesses, have a rich network of more than 150 members including 50+ entrepreneurs.

We teach classes, host special events and more. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the Short North off I-71 and 5th Ave.  Learn more at or email

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Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
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