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How long does it take to learn laser processing with a Trotec Laser?

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You'll be lasering in no time, after just a few hours!

Learning how to use a Trotec laser is easy - as the machines are designed to be ergonomic, user friendly, and supported with easy to use (yet powerful) JobControl® Software. On average, just a half days training will enable you to pick up the basics you need to start laser engraving and laser cutting.

The control panel that operates a number of basic functions can be learned in minutes. The mechanical aspects can also be explained quickly. Perhaps the most important part of the training is learning the features of JobControl® laser software. Its intuitive user interface means you can learn how to use it in a few hours. You can select the version of JobControl® that best suits the needs of the user: There is a beginner, advanced and expert mode.

The technician who installs your new laser will provide you with the initial training on the day of installation. This training lasts about half a day. The training will cover all basic laser operations and software features. After this initial training, you should be able to engrave and cut a range of materials with your new Trotec Laser.


Initial training during laser installation

After installing your new laser, the technician will also take you through initial training. The training lasts three to four hours and consists of two parts: the operation of the laser and how to use Job Control laser software. The following topics will be covered:

Laser machine (hardware)

  • Safe operation of the laser
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Maintenence of laser lenses and nozzles
  • Changing the working table

JobControl laser software

  • Data transfer from the graphics software to the laser software
  • Print settings for the laser process
  • Selection of the right laser parameters depending on the material
  • Tips for saving time

How far can you get with 4 hours of laser training?

The half day initial training course is designed to get you up and running fast. This enables you to produce and sell products as soon as possible after your laser is delivered. That’s why our training focuses on the laser applications that are relevant to you. After the training you should be able to make these products:

  • Signs for indoor and outdoor use (e.g. door signs, name tags)
  • Decorations and models made of wood (e.g. pendants, toys)
  • Precision cut acrylic parts (e.g. displays, letters)
  • Etched/marked metal and plastic products (e.g. promotional items)

What advanced training does Trotec offer?

Ready to take your skills to the next level? “Trotec Academy” offers regular training on specific topics. Popular topics include advanced training in acrylic processing, wood processing or photo engraving with the laser. The aim of these seminars is toprovide tailored training to deepen your laser knowledge and help increase your product range.
We are also happy to design individual training plans tailored to your interests and requirements.

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Application tips and inspiration

In addition to face to face training, we offer an extensive knowledge database on our website. Our know-how section is constantly updated and includes our most frequently asked questions. And in our “DIY laser templates” section you will find more than 100 projects including instructions and template files to download.

Tips & Tricks
DIY samples with graphic files

In addition to the information on our website you will also find lots of tips and inspiration on our YouTube channel

Trotec Youtube Channel