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2021 Laser Cutter Practice Session

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Please read the short brief on how to become certified on our Laser Cutter.

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What is a Laser Cutter?

A laser cutter uses a computer controlled high powered laser to cut, etch or engrave a vector design out of a chosen material. It does this by either melting, burning, or vaporizing small amounts of material.


Please ensure you have completed the following two steps in Canvas before you book this practice session:

1. Complete our online Orientation

2. Complete our online preparation module for the Laser Cutter.


  • If you are booking a practice session relating to B112, please click here to complete your preparation module.
  • If you are booking a practice session relating to INNOVATE 100G, please click here to complete your preparation module.

Our equipment training process has recently changed. To make it easier for students and staff to use our equipment we have changed to blended learning.

This means equipment training is now two-part:

1. A ‘preparation module’

This consists of a short video, quiz and additional learning resources featured on Canvas. These modules have been curated to introduce you to the equipment and prepare you for an in-person practice session with our Maker Space Coordinator.

You must get 10/10 for our quiz and it can be repeated as many times as you need.

The preparation module must be completed before attending an in-person practice session. They can be completed anytime and are located here. You will need to sign in with your SSO credentials.

2. A 30min in-person practice session

For each in-person practice session you will be provided with a practical walkthrough by our Maker Space Coordinator. The purpose is to ensure you gain a practical understanding of how to operate the equipment. Once our Maker Space Coordinator is satisfied you are competent to safely operate the equipment you will be marked in our records and will be able to free to operate the machine whenever you wish.

Please note that all Maker Space sessions and events are only open to current University of Auckland staff and students.

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