Laser Cutting and Engraving

Laser Cutter tutorial

About the Laser Cutter

Laser cutters are a great tool to start learning digital fabrication elements and vector drawing skills. 2D parts cut on the laser cutters can be assembled into 3D objects and lots more! Beginners will design simple projects in no time thanks to the Ruby software available on our laser cutters' computers. The MakerSpace has two laser cutters available for reservation.

Our two Trotec Speedy 300 laser cutters have a cutting area of 29" x 17" and use vector and bitmap files for laser cutting and laser engraving respectively. These machines can cut thin materials up to 1/4" thick, or engrave in materials up to 7.75".

Using the Laser Cutter

  • Reserve the Laser Cutter for up to four hours per week. Unreserved equipment is available for same-day reservation.
  • Reserving more than one piece of equipment is not permitted.
  • Stay with your project while the Laser Cutter is in operation.
If you are using a laser cutter for the first time, we recommend watching our in-depth Laser Cutter tutorial first, then making a minimum reservation time of two hours. This allows time for our staff to walk you through finding/preparing a design for the laser cutter, setting up your cuts, and time to cut your design.

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