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Makerspace at Puget Sound: Dremel Laser Cutter

Learn about the Puget Sound Makerspace: a design studio, makerspace, and creativity zone located in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.

Laser Cutter

 

                                                 

 

 

The Dremel laser cutter provides the ability to cut through a wide range of materials with high precision. 

 

  • Who can use the laser cutter?

    • Laser cutting services are available to all current University of Puget Sound students, staff and faculty.  

  • When is the laser cutter available?

  • How much does it cost?​

    • Laser cutter services will be free of charge until May 17.  Fees will be charged after this date.  Cost to use the laser cutter will be determined this summer.

  • What types of files work with the laser cutter?​

    • Compatible File Types

      Extension File Type Cut Engrave Score
      .SVG Vector x   x
      .PDF Vector/Image x x x
      .JPEG, .JPG Image   x  
      .PNG Image   x  

       

  • What can be cut and/or engraved?

    • List of Materials

      Acrylic

      Aluminum, anodized (engrave only)

      Plywood

      Cork

      Cardboard

      Cotton fabric

      Denim fabric

      Felt (wool)

      Glass (engrave only)

      Leather, vegetable tanned

      Maple, solid

      Mat board

      Oak, solid

      Paper

      Rubber, laser grade

      Walnut, solid

       

                            
    • ​​The Makerspace has a small supply of plywood and acrylic available for engraving and cutting on the laser cutter.

    • Materials brought in for cutting and engraving are subject to approval for use by the Makerspace staff.

  • What size of material can be cut and/or engraved?

    • Cutting area:  20" x 12"

    • Engraving area:  18.4" x 12"

    • Maximum engraving height (material thickness): 1.25"

    • Maximum cutting height (material thickness): 0.25"

  • Questions?