Laser Cutter

Info

Our laser is a Full Spectrum, 20“x12”, 40 Watt, CO2, water cooled, hobby laser engraver.
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You can use Box Designer to create laser cuttable notched boxes of whatever size you want!

Status

Click here to check the status of the laser (if it’s currently working or not, etc.)

Tool Masters

These members have the most knowledge and use of the laser cutter. Please make sure you check out with one of them before using the laser for the first time.
- Stephen Brown (laser owner!)
- Josh Pritt
- Tony Bellomo
- Mike Batton

Documentation

Materials and recommended power/speed/reps settings

Here’s a link to the power/speed settings for the laser cutter at Makers Local 256:
Makers Local 256 Laser Cutter setting suggestions

Material Thickness Etch / Cut Speed Power Passes
Hobby Plywood 1/4" Etch 100 10 1
Hobby Plywood 1/4" Cut 25 100 9
Hobby Plywood 1/8" Etch 100 40 1
Hobby Plywood 1/8" Cut 35 100 5
Hobby Plywood 3/16" Cut 50 100 6
Cork (wine) NA Etch 100 9 1
110Lb Card Stock NA Cut 100 45 1
Corrugated Cardboard 1/8" Etch 100 50 1
Corrugated Cardboard 1/8" Cut 70 100 2
Engraving Material 1/8" Etch 100 80 Raster
Engraving Material 1/8" Cut 100 100 3
Acrylic 1/8" Etch 100 50 1
Acrylic 1/8" Cut 40 100 3
Polyurethane Fabric 1/8" Cut 50 100 1
Laser Rubber No Odor 0.02" Etch 8 100 Raster (twice)