80 Watt CO2 Laser 1200 x 900 mm
We have a massive 80 watt CO2 Laser, with pass through doors on the front and back. Over-sized stock is no problem! With an active engraving area of 1200x900mm this laser can handle just about any project we throw at it! Objects up to 10 inches thick can be engraved thanks to the adjustable Z height.
We also have a rotary attachment. Enabling us to engrave round objects like glassware and pens.
A variety of materials can be cut or engraved using the laser. Results vary depending on the material being used, as does the maximum cutting thickness.
Materials Safe for CO2 Laser beams:
Hardwood, softwood, plywood, bamboo, MDF, jade, marble, glass, crystal, brick, garmets, paper, leather, rubber, ceramic, acrylic, plexiglass, Delrin (acetal), mylar, polyester, nylon, PETG, Depron foam.
Metals can be etched or engraved by using an additive coating like "Thermark" or "Cermark".
Materials NOT Safe for CO2 Laser beams:
PVC, Sintra, Vinyl, Lexan, Styrene, Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, Synthetic leather
Accepted File Types
Raster Files (Etching only)
Vector Files (Cut or Etching)
For makerspace members, the laser cutter is probably the easiest of the computer controlled tools to learn how to use. It uses a straightforward workflow; and accepts DXF or image files created in standard software like Inkscape or Illustrator. It's also easy to create 2D files for the laser in your choice of CAD software.