Laser Cutter - Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
24”w x 18”l x 10”h
Typically Cuts Through up to 1/4" in Soft Material
Laser Cutting Access, CorelDRAW
CNC, Finishing, Woodshop, Plastics
Plastics, Textiles, Wood, Metal, Glass
$5 / hour

Laser cutting is a precise method of cutting or etching a design in a given material using a CAD file to guide it. As the laser beam travels along the material, everything in its direct path is vaporized, burned or melted. This tool is great for creating high quality, dimensionally accurate cuts, and also for making multiples. There are many different types and sizes of lasers available, from hobbyist desktop models to massive industrial versions, that can cut and/or mark a wide variety of materials. Some common materials include wood, acrylic, leather, paper, fabric, cork, and glass.

What is the kerf?

The kerf on the laser cutter is .006".

Can the laser cutter cut through vinyl or PVC?

No, anything with vinyl in it will create toxic fumes.

View machine packet here