When Kingswood School opened in 1748, it was designed for the children of John Wesley’s friends, both boys and girls. The school was later restricted to boys only, not returning to a mixed school again until 1974. Kingswood school gradually increased in size until it outgrew its original site in Bristol and moved to its present wonderful location in Bath in 1852. After its move to Bath, Kingswood was recognised as one of Britain’s great schools and many educational institutions around the world were founded on its principles.
Over the past thirty years the School has grown significantly in size and embraced more day students alongside its boarders enabling the School to develop much stronger links with the local community. Today there are nearly 800 pupils in the senior school and over 300 in the Prep School and a new Nursery.
Design and Technology at Kingswood focuses on these core elements within each project. The department is housed in a bright well-resourced teaching block with two fully equipped workshops and a design studio with IT facilities.
The new PLS6.150D laser cutter is a welcomed addition to the already well equipped DT department, and will be a great asset to the staff and students. It has already got them thinking creatively when a crate was used and turned into a new desk for the PC and extraction unit, see above.
The PLS6.150D is a free-standing platform with a materials processing envelope of 32″ x 18″ x 9″(813 x 457 x 229 mm). Interchangeable factory pre-aligned laser sources can be individually or simultaneously controlled, producing a broad range of power, from 10 to 150 watts.
Laser Technology Benefits
Software Controlled – Any Windows®-based software with a print function can be used with the laser system.
Multi-Material – Process an endless number of materials.
Multi-Process – Cut, engrave, mark and produce photo images in one step.
Non-Contact – Modify material without applying any physical force.
On-Demand – Produce everything you need in real time, without waiting for hard-tooling.