Laser Cutter

The Create and Maker Space has a Trotec Speedy 360 laser cutter, so get cutting!

What is a laser cutter?

Laser cutting uses a computer controlled high powered laser to cut or engrave a vector design out of a chosen material. It does this by either melting, burning, or vaporizing small amounts of material.

What can you do with it?

A laser cutter can be used with acrylic, wood, MDF, leather, and cardboard to cut out and engrave designs. When it comes to what can be created with this machine, the sky is practically the limit! Some examples include 3D structures like boxes, lanterns, and cases; and simpler 2D items like keychains, ID badges, and tokens.

How to get started…

To use the laser cutter for your own project, you’ll need to:

1. Gain access to the Create and Maker Space, and

2. Complete our laser cutter training.

To help you create what you imagine, we’ve put together a user guide, some inspire guides and offer regular workshops (via what’s on). Plus we have trained creative technologists onsite to lend a hand.