The manufacturing week
One of the projects that recurs each year where the laser machine is used is the “manufacturing week”. During this week, students are given an assignment in which they have to design a product and ultimately make it with the laser machine. For example, last year they had to design a product with which they have to shoot a tennis ball at a goal.
Jurgen points out that this is an important learning process for the students. “Students can cut out a product that we know in advance is not going to work. But due to the low cost of the materials, it is no problem that the student first fails a few times. And the student is quickly introduced to the practice, because it all goes so quickly. Therefore, they are very pleased with the machine”.