Epilog Laser Cutters

Epilog mini
Epilog mini

The Epilog Mini 24 and Epilog Fusion M2 32 are our standard laser cutters.
Ask a MakerSpace staff member to go over the hardware differences before using the Fusion.

Policies
MakerSpace Orientation and Laser Training are required to use the Mini. Visit our Training Page to learn more.
After training, ask a MakerSpace staff member to go over the hardware differences before using the Fusion.
Laser cutter must be watched at all times during operation.
Laser processing can cause fires or release of deadly gasses, thus all materials must be approved by staff before cutting.

Epilog fusion
Epilog fusion

Software
The laser works through a print driver, so files can be designed in many different softwares.
Adobe Illustrator is the preferred option, and it is available on MakerSpace computers.

Epilog Mini
24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm)
Maximum cutting thickness: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Maximum engraving thickness:  5.5" (140 mm) [8" (203 mm) with bed removed]
60 watt CO2 laser source

Epilog Fusion
32" x 20" (812 x 508 mm)
Maximum cutting thickness: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Maximum engraving thickness: 13.5" (343 mm)
75 watt CO2 laser source

Materials
Acrylic and birch plywood are available for purchase in the MakerSpace.
You may bring your own materials to cut, but they must be approved by staff.
Metals can have paint or anodized coatings engraved off, but bare metal cannot be engraved or cut.
The follow materials are not allowed:
3D Prints
PVC or any plastics containing vinyl
Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)
Polycarbonate (PC)
Foam-cor board
Mirrored surfaces (except mirrored acrylic designed for laser cutting)

Resources
Epilog Laser Inspiration Gallery
Instructables - Laser Cutting
Epilog Mini Material Settings
Epilog Fusion Material Settings
Advanced Laser: Fusion & Rotary

View full guide on Laser Cutters

 

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