Laser Cutting @ M|I|C/A

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Access

All dFab equipment is taught through coursework. Students must take coursework that teaches equpment prior to accessing the laser cutters.

Our Laser Cutting Machines

Universal -- PLS 6.75

Universal Power Settings
Laser: 75w
Bed Size: 18in x 32in
Printer Name: PLS6.75
New User Config Settings:

\\picasso.mica.edu\Courses\_Student Resources\dFab\Resources\Lasers\NewUser.las

Materials

It's important that your material is flat! Start out with something under 1/8 inch thick.

Acceptable Materials

  • Cardboard, chipboard, mat board or any other paper product
  • Plywood, and solid wood (more plys = harder to cut)
  • Masonite (has a lot of glue and is difficult to cut over 1/4 inch)
  • Cotton Fabrics
  • Acrylic Sheet (Plexiglas) - paper backing can be left on, plastic backing must be removed

Banned Materials

  • Vinyl
  • Lexan
  • Foam
  • Polycarbonate
  • PVC
  • Styrene
  • Mirror (mirrored acrylic sheet is OK if the mirror is face down)