The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.
The Epilog Legend Laser Cutter is a computer controlled machine capable of cutting and etching a variety of sheet materials in 2 dimensions. Laser cutters are useful for cutting complex designs, making multiples of the same part and etching patterns. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Epilog Laser Cutter
And introduction to the operation of the Epilog laser cutter including basic safety, ventilation, inspecting the optics and and using the control panel.
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Lesson 2: Preparing the Epilog for Cutting
This lesson will show you how to get the machine ready for cutting, load your material, focus the laser and and inspect for potential fire hazards.
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Lesson 3: Sending a Job to the Machine
Learn how to optimize files for cutting from different design software and adjust your job settings, and run a test pass before cutting.
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Lesson 4: Putting Out a Laser Cutter Fire
Laser cutting can be dangerous and requires vigilance to prevent fires. This lesson will teach you the proper procedure for preventing and putting out possible laser cutter fires.
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Lesson 5: Operating the Epilog Laser Cutter
A quick reference review of the correct order of operations for using the Epilog from machine prep to cleanup. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!