Laser cutter

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Note: We should have a page on the laser cutter.


Overview

You can cut and etch stuff.

  • The laser cutter is located in Xinfab.


Design Software

We recommend using:

Inkscape

Versatile open source drawing program.


Laser Cutter Hardware

Specifications



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 ...

Speed

Intensity


Safety

  • 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.


See also