This certification prepares you for using our Universal R5000 laser cutter during Open Labs. The R5000 is our largest laser cutter and engraver and allows for processing materials up to 24" (width) and 32" (length). Cut and engrave intricate designs out of sheet materials such as colored plastic (acrylic), wood, cardstock, and cardboard. An introduction to laser cutting technology with hands-on practice is provided. Topics include laser cutter safety, applications, how to prepare design files, overview of design software options, types of materials that can be used, and more. After this session, members will need to complete an Online Certification Test and an in-person Skills Test (during an Open Lab session of your choosing) to complete the certification. Must be a NOVA Maker member and have completed Safety & Orientation (within the last year) to register. For more related details, see the NOVA Makers Member Handbook at http://fablab.novastem.us/NOVAMakersResources . In-person at the NOVA Fab Lab (Manassas).