Universal Laser

 

The Universal ILS12.75 is our large format laser cutter.

Policies
MakerSpace Orientation and Laser Training are required to use the Universal. Visit our Training Page to learn more.
After training, ask a MakerSpace staff member to go over the hardware and file setup differences.
Laser cutter must be watched at all times during operation.
Materials must be approved by staff before cutting.
Use Manual Focus.

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.

Cutting Area
48" x 24" (1219 x 610 mm)
Maximum cutting thickness: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Maximum engraving thickness:  12"

Materials
Use the Materials Library in the print driver for cut and engraving settings. If these settings don't work, ask a staff member to check the laser.
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, even if it is in the Materials Library.

Resources
Universal Laser Inspiration Gallery
Instructables - Laser Cutting

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