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News   Chapter Banda   February 11, 2019
PIC: Allen tutoring some of the participants
The University of Malawi —The Polytechnic on Friday, February 15, 2019 is set to hold a laser cutter training with the aim of equipping more students in practical aspects.

The activity will be held at the institution’s Design Studio. It will be facilitated by quite number of the experts including the Studio’s staff.

The event will help the participants to learn laser cutting technique in details.

Among others, the students will learn how to use laser cutting software and how to design drawings on the computers.

According to the Studio’s Manager, Brittany Allen, the training has been organized in order to teach the students on how they can set up and operate laser cutter.

Allen further said the participants will also learn how to cut detailed two-dimensional objects.

She added that only those have fulfilled workshop’s requirements will attend.

“The function is open to everyone either the Polytechnic students or the community. However, the attendees are requested to pay the sum of two hundred Malawian Kwachas before the actual date of the function,” she emphasized.

She further said they have planned to organize series of workshops to attain those students who are on holiday as the Polytechnic’s academic calendar is set to commence next month.

The laser cutting is a fabrication technique that allows fabricators to make two-dimensional cuts either in a plastic or a wood.

In addition, these 2D parts can also be used together to make 3D objects like boxes.

The event is sponsored by the University of Malawi, the Lemelson Foundation and Rice 360° [Institute for Global Health].

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