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How much training does it take to start using your Trotec laser?

Get started using your machine in as little as half a day

Operating your trotec laser machine is easy. Typically you can get started using your laser machine and begin laser cutting and engraving within half a day of training.

The control panel on the laser can be explained to anyone within 5 minutes. Similarly, the mechanical settings can also be explained within a short time. The essential part of the training is the use of JobControl® laser software. The intuitive user interface allows you to begin using it within a few hours. JobControl® software features three modes which are covered depending on the needs of the user. these modes are  beginner, advanced and expert mode.

Initial training is received as soon as we set up your laser in your office or production area during installation. This training lasts roughly half a day and includes all basic laser and software functions. The aim of this initial training is to help you begin your laser journey and be able to laser cut and engrave a range of products. 


Initial training during laser installation

When your laser machine is installed, our technical service team will carry out your initial training. The following topics will be covered:

Laser machine (hardware)

  • Safe handling of your laser machine
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Replacing laser lenses and nozzles
  • Replacing the cutting table

JobControl laser software

  • Data transfer from the graphics software to the laser software
  • Print settings for the laser process
  • Selecting the right laser parameters depending on your material
  • Tips for saving time when processing

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

The four-hour basic training session is designed to get you going as quickly as possible with your laser machine and begin processing materials. That’s why our training is tailored to laser applications that are relevant to you. Depending on your requirements you should be able to make the following products after the basic training:

  • Interior and exterior signage
  • Decorations and models made of wood, such as pendants and toys
  • Precisely cut acrylic parts such as displays and letters
  • Laser marking metal and plastic products such as promotional items

Do Trotec offer additional training sessions?

We regularly hold laser taster sessions at our 6 regional showrooms. Customers are able to book an hour training session on these days if they require additional training for their laser machine or are looking to expand their laser knowledge.

A full day of training can also be booked at your business premises. This option is ideal for training new members of staff in how to get the best results with laser cutting, engraving and marking.

To see when our next laser taster sessions are happening at your local showroom, please visit our event calendar.

To find out more about booking a full day of training for your business, contact us today

Application tips and inspiration

We regularly update the knowledge section of our website with brand new tips, tricks, FAQs and tutorials. These sections aim to help you get the most from your laser, whether you are looking for creative inspiration with our tutorials that include free design files, looking to try a new laser processing technique or you are looking for laser machine maintenance information. 

Tips & Tricks
DIY samples with graphic files

Alongside our written web pages we also have a range of videos on our YouTube channel, ranging from tips and tricks, to how to guides and more. 

Trotec YouTube Channel