Epilog Laser Class


5 Lessons

96 Enrolled


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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.

Autodesk Technology Center San Francisco is a hub for research, development, and demonstration of new manufacturing technologies and workflows relating to configurable microfactories.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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