WTF is a Laser Cutter Workshop | Intro

Fuse 33 Makerspace is hosting a Intro Laser Cutter Workshop. This level course is ideal for those who want to learn about ‘what’s possible’ with a laser cutter to create personal projects or commercial products. Whether you’re an artist, trades person or passionate DIYer, laser cutters are powerful tools that can cut, etch and engrave a wide range of materials to create nearly anything you can imagine.


a man is opening the lid of a large laser cutter machine.

Use your creativity to start a small business

Once you learn how to use the machine, you could start your own small laser cutter business!

Create a wide range of high demand projects including signage, menus, public art sculptures, outdoor seating, signage, business cards furniture, jewelry and more.

Try out our machines and see if laser cutting is for you. 


blue laser cut earrings several laser cut symbols hanging in a chain
a laser cut sliced topographic avocado sculpture
2 laser etched business cards on thin aluminum and 1 laser etched coaster on metal created at Fuse 33
a laser cut wood light with a flower like pattern made of small wood pieces of wood radiating outward from the centre
a laser cut beer flight holder made at FUSE 33
live edge wood with laser engraving that says Make Learn Invent with a burned black background. Create at Fuse 33 makerspace with a thunder laser- buy your own
a series of fabricated metal head sculptures by Fuse 33
a laser mandala cut out of wood at Fuse 33 makerspace
laser cut wood beer flight holder with 4 holes custom by Fuse 33 cut by a Thunder laser
closeup of antlers and stones laser etched with pictures of turtles and the word Tansi and Awas Tuguy
laser cut grid to store comic books made of wood at Fuse 33 Makerspace
a photo of a tool storage area where all the boxes and storage and made from laser cut boxes created at fuse 33 makerspace
3 2D laser cut birds with polka dots on their chests. The birds are pink/magenta, teal and yellow
a large wood board cut and painted in the shape of 2 snowmen wearing scarves and hats with the faces cut out.

What You'll Learn in the WTF is a Laser Cutter Workshop

  • How to use the laser cutter software to turn images into vector files
  • How to cut and engrave different types of materials
  • What materials are best and why (tried and tested by Fuse 33)
  • How to level and focus the laser
  • How to adjust settings like power and speed depending on if you’re etching or cutting

Become a Laser Cutter Apprentice

Here at Fuse 33, we regularly get requests for laser cutter fabrication jobs, so once you learn the basics, we can get you started with some laser cutting gigs using our machines and start making money!

What Materials Can I Cut?

*wood *plastic *aluminum *paper *cardboard *stone *glass *more!

In Person Course Dates

Virtual Course Dates

Thursday May 25th 2023


Thurs June 15th 2023


Thurs July 13th 2023

Course Location:1720 Radisson Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2A 1Z8


**Once we have a few people on the list we’ll schedule a date that works for everyone** 

Learn about our other courses

Including more advanced laser courses!