Find out how to design files for laser cutting, the growing technique used in manufacturing and modeling to create precise sheet parts and surface designs, both 2D and 3D. In this course, learn how to format design files for laser manufacturing. Get an overview of laser cutting terminology, machine settings, and the basics of laser safety. Learn which materials are best suited for laser cutting and which materials are unsafe to cut. The course also covers various project types, including interlocking parts for 3D designs, paper folding, engraved work, and architectural models.
Design ConsultantTam Black is a multidisciplinary design consultant, an avid member of the maker scene, and a lifetime learner.
She combines her real-world experience with manual manufacturing methods and her education in design thinking to bring a cumulative perspective on the art of prototyping and design for manufacture. She teaches building and crafting techniques on-site at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, Massachusetts, and online classes for LinkedIn Learning.
Tam's specialties include design for manufacture, design for assembly, prototyping, and production scale-up. You can find her on Instagram @alex.t.black.
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Laser fabrication for product design“
- [Tam] Hi, and welcome to design for laser cutting. This course is intended for people with some knowledge of graphic design that are interested in getting into laser cutting. Laser cutting is an advanced manufacturing technique used to create precise sheet parts and surface designs. And can be used to cut files prepared in both 2D and 3D modeling programs. In this course, I demonstrate formatting files for laser manufacturing, key design considerations, as well as tips and tricks I've learned over the years to make the best laser project possible. So join me, Tam Black, on LinkedIn Learning, and let's learn about design for laser cutting.
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