Laser Cutting and Engraving

Guidelines

The FabLab’s Epilog laser cutter can be used to engrave or cut many materials. Here are some guidelines for designing your project:

  • The dimensions of the laser cutter bed are 12 by 24 inches. The material you plan to cut or engrave must fit within these dimensions.
  • Material must be flat and fairly smooth, otherwise the laser may not focus properly.
  • The following materials can be engraved with the laser cutter:
    • Wood
    • Acrylic
    • Plastic
    • Some metals (aluminum, brass, coasted steel)
    • Marble or other soft stone
    • Glass
    • Cardboard
    • Leather
    • Rubber
  • The following materials can be cut with the laser cutter:
    • Wood (up to 3/8 in. thick)
    • Acrylic (up to 3/8 in. thick)
    • Plastic
    • Cardboard
    • Leather
    • Rubber

If you are not sure if your design or material will work with the laser cutter, come in during our hours and discuss it a FabLab technician.

Equipment:

Epilogue Laser Mini
Laser scanning also available (NextEngine)