Epilog Laser Cutters

Epilog Laser Cutters Information

A laser cutter is a machine that uses a laser to cut or engrave materials. The Epilog Mini has a 24 by 12 inch bed for smaller sized cuts and the Epilog Fusion has a 32 by 20 inch bed.  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 Mini.
  • If unsure, ask a MakerSpace staff member to go over the hardware differences between the two models of laser cutters.
  • The laser cutter must be watched at all times during operation.
  • Laser processing can cause fires or release of deadly gasses, thus materials not explicitly listed under the Materials section as approved for cutting need to be approved by staff.
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.
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
  • 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)

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