Note: We should have a page on the laser cutter.
You can cut and etch stuff.
- The laser cutter is located in Xinfab.
We recommend using:
Versatile open source drawing program.
- Windows — installer, 7zip, portable app
- Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 — .dmg (requires XQuartz)
- Ubuntu Software Centre one-click install
- OpenSUSE 12.3 one-click install
Laser Cutter Hardware
Controlling the Laser Cutter
Some combination of the speed and intensity (and the material) will either cut or etch the material.
Filtypes Supported: (Through Corel Draw - SVG, AI, EPS, DWG, and more).
Xinfab's laser cutter is ...
- YOU MUST RECEIVE TRAINING TO USE THE LASER CUTTER WITHOUT SUPERVISION.
- The laser cutter is potentially dangerous.
- WEAR GOGGLES. Looking at the laser is very bad for your eyes.
- VENTILATE. Open the window, and run the fan. Cutting acrylic is very bad for your lungs.
- DO NOT CALIBRATE THE LASER if you don't know what you're doing.