“I’m in an aerospace class — we’re making gliders and today we cut pieces out of these,” Zukowski explained, holding a strip of balsam wood that will be part of the model.
He demonstrated the use of the machine Thursday, Oct. 22, for visitors, including representatives of Ultima Bank Minnesota, which donated the funds to purchase the machine that can be used for a variety of projects.
The equipment, which can etch wood, plastic, acrylic, glass and metals, is operated with computer software to create and upload designs for the etching process.
Students are “pretty excited” about the machine, Jared Sanger, technology education teacher and head robotics coach.
“(The technology) will allow students to dive into the world of creative design,” Sanger said. “Literally anything they can draw or model can be etched into almost any material with this machine.”
Even students who are not in his classes but have
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