Universal Laser Cutter

Universal Laser Cutter Information

The Universal ILS12.75 is used to cut and engrave a variety of materials larger than those suitable for the Epilog laser cutters. Ask a MakerSpace staff member if you are unsure which laser cutter is suitable for your project.
  • MakerSpace Orientation and Laser Training are required to use the Universal.
  • If unsure, ask a MakerSpace staff member to go over the hardware and file setup differences.
  • The laser cutter must be watched at all times during operation.
  • Materials must be approved by staff before cutting.
  • Use Manual Focus.
The laser works through a print driver, so files can be designed in many different software. Adobe Illustrator is the preferred option, and it is available on MakerSpace computers.
Cutting Area
  • 48" x 24"
  • (1219 x 610 mm)
  • Maximum cutting thickness: 1/4" (6.35mm)
  • Maximum engraving thickness:  12"
  • Use the Materials Library in the print driver for a list of approved materials, and their cut and engraving settings.
    • If these settings don't work, ask a staff member to check the laser.
    • You may bring your own materials to cut, but they must be approved by staff, even if it is in the Materials Library.
  • Acrylic and birch plywood are available for purchase in the MakerSpace.