Epi­log laser en­graver and cut­ting ma­chine for ed­u­ca­tion

The Australian Education Reporter - - WORKSHOPS: DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY AND WOODWORKING -

ALFEX CNC Aus­tralia has been sup­ply­ing the lat­est equip­ment and tech­nolo­gies from the world’s lead­ing CNC Machinery man­u­fac­tur­ers for more than 30 years.

The Epi­log Laser is the most tech­ni­cally ad­vanced laser en­grav­ing sys­tem cur­rently avail­able.

Laser en­grav­ing and cut­ting sys­tems are rapidly mak­ing their way into ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions around the coun­try and are used in model mak­ing, tex­tile de­sign, furniture con­struc­tion and in­dus­trial de­sign.

Alfex CNC’S Epi­log lasers are creat­ing ex­cite­ment among ed­u­ca­tors for their abil­ity to en­grave and/or cut a wide va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing wood, acrylic, plas­tic, fab­ric, glass, pa­per, card, treated met­als and more.

Laser en­grav­ing sys­tems are hav­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact on both the schools in­cor­po­rat­ing them and the stu­dents who en­joy work­ing with them.

C02 lasers work much like a printer but with a laser beam in­stead of ink.

Users can sim­ply im­port their art­work, in­put the cor­rect speed and power set­tings for their se­lected ma­te­rial and “print” their job to the laser.

The Epi­log Laser Cut­ter could be in­te­grated into sub­ject ar­eas such as De­sign Tech­nol­ogy, Graph­ics, Man­u­fac­tur­ing, Dig­i­tal Tech­nol­ogy, Home Eco­nom­ics, Busi­ness, Science and En­gi­neer­ing.

“We have been us­ing the Epi­log en­graver since 2009 and it has com­pletely trans­formed stu­dent out­comes here at St Pauls. We use it through all our year lev­els from YR3-YR12 in some form,” St Pauls An­drew Wil­son said.

“The big­gest ad­van­tage we have found through hav­ing a ma­chine like this is that the stu­dents are able to de­sign more com­plex­ity within their de­signs and the qual­ity of out­comes has been far higher. If there was one ma­chine that has trans­formed DT at St Pauls it is this one and I couldn’t rec­om­mend the Epi­log higher as far as sup­port and use.”

Alfex CNC pro­vides in­stal­la­tion and train­ing as well as of­fer­ing un­lim­ited post-sales sup­port for the life of the ma­chine.

www.alfex­cnc.com.au

Alfex CNC Aus­tralia sup­plies highly func­tional laser en­grav­ing sys­tems.

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