BENEFITING: NESIT INC
A laser cutter is like a printer – and allows cutting from any Windows or Mac based application including Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Solidworks, even Microsoft Excel. However, where a printer adds ink, a laser cutter uses a laser to make extremely precise cuts or etchings.
A laser cutter is capable of cutting and etching wood, plastic, glass, granite, marble, leather, fabric, anodized aluminum, painted metal, and a broad range of other materials.
The below video is a great demonstration of what a laser cutter is, and what it can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JicYoDIw8HM
NESIT’s goal as a public 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to place a strong emphasis on hands-on and DIY learning through technology to enhance the lives and educational opportunities to all who walk through our doors.
We know through the review of many case studies that providing access to a laser cutter has tremendous benefits including encouraging education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To create a design (and use a laser cutter to translate the design into reality) takes skill in each of these categories, which includes utilizing CAD/CAM, creating prototypes, developing art, and learning a trade.
We also know that providing such access has a benefit to the public, as engineers, artists and hobbyists currently have no public access to such technology in Meriden Connecticut.
By making a tax-deductible donation you will assist us in our goal of breaking down barriers to provide access to technology to all.
Our primary goal is to raise $8,100 for an Epilog Zing 16. This is a commercial laser cutter equipped with a 30 watt laser and has a cutting area of 16” x 12”. The chassis is all metal and all components are high-end, ensuring a long service life.
Our stretch goal is $10,500. This goal would allow NESIT Inc. to procure an upgrade to the Epilog Zing 16, making the 30-watt laser 40 watts. Where the 30-watt laser would be able to cut ¼ inch material, the 40-watt laser would be able to cut material up to ½ inch in thickness. This would expand the usefulness of the laser cutter by allowing more projects.
Local Philanthropist and semi-retired radiologist Dr. Sherwin Borsuk has established a matching fund up to $3,600 for this fundraiser. For every dollar donated, Dr. Borsuk will match that donation up to $3,600.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message and we hope you will consider making a donation today.