On this course, you’ll gain a hands-on experience of laser cutting, with opportunities to explore materials and see how the equipment works, and to develop a personal project.
Artists and designers of all backgrounds use laser cutting to create models and parts, from simple forms to detailed working prototypes.
It’s a technology that’s become a quick and affordable means to produce one-off items.
This course is therefore aimed at professionals and hobbyists of all backgrounds and abilities who are interested in architecture, craft, art and design.
There’ll be demonstrations, 1-2-1 time and practical activities to help you experiment with this fascinating technology.
On this course, you will:
- be introduced to software including SketchUp, AutoCAD and TinkerCAD
- focus on the use of laser cutting to produce models, objects and parts
- gain an overview of further processes including water-jet/plasma cutting and CNC milling
- experiment with plastics, manufactured board, cards and fabric.
This could be a project that you’re already working on, or something that you’re itching to make a reality.
All the materials will be supplied.
What will I gain?
Upon completing the course, you’ll have an overview of laser cutting, a project either completed or in development, and an understanding of how the technology can be used in your work.
Entry requirements: A basic knowledge of 2D or 3D CAD software is useful but not essential.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.
You'll be able to work with our large and small format laser cutting machines to progress your designs in a range of materials.
You'll receive training and advice on how to full utilise this fantastic piece of equipment.
You’ll also spend time working in our spacious IT suites equipped with industry standard software inlcuding SketchUp, AutoCAD and TinkerCAD.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor Profile: Mark Beeston is a senior technician in the model making workshop at Nottingham Trent University.
He has over 20 years of experience within the creative industries as an independent designer, artist, maker and facilitator in areas such as sculpture, furniture, product research and development, theatre, film and outdoor play.
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If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
7.5 hours expert tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 8
3 weeks (6:00pm to 8:30pm)
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