What laser does Davenport West High School utilize for their STEM program?

The below article comes from a Trotec distributor in the USA, Wanlasers and his customer Davenport West High School

Davenport West High School

Davenport West High School loves the Trotec Speedy 100 laser and rotary attachment.  The machine is powerful, well-built and easy to use.  Our school has had the Trotec in the school for 1 1/2 years and it seems like each week, we learn something new to do with the laser.  The students have great ideas; for example, they created business cards for a robotics event and they used the laser to the business cards out.  Less than 30 seconds for a set of 10 cards cut out perfectly.  Recently with the help of the Trotec Rep, we were able to make rubber stamps for an event at the State Fair.

The Trotec Speedy 100 has been heavily utilized in our after school robotics program to make promotional items.  Another group has made custom signs for a fundraiser.  We are in the process of making a partnership with the local community to do more unique projects.   The machine has been amazing and I have only been limited by my imagination.

This machine has allowed our school to expand and enhance the curriculum we currently teach.  This machine will help teach skills and concepts needed for future jobs.  When I have questions, I talk to my Trotec Rep and if he doesn’t know the answer, he finds the answer.

Materials we have tried – Wood (Oak, Walnut, Maple, Pine),  Plywood, Plastic/Acrylic, Rubber, Paper, Cardboard, Metal (with spray), and glass.  I will continue to try new things to engrave or cut.

Find about the latest projects and creations on Twitter @GregSmithPLTW

Greg Smith – Davenport West High School (Davenport, IA)