Our makerspace Laser Cutter uses a computer guided laser to cut thin woods, plastics, and etch on a variety of materials such glass, stone, and leather (but never vinyl, PVC, polycarbonate or luan). Laser cutting starts with any vector file (typically a .svg or .ai), which is read by the laser's control software. The laser beam is directed to the material, which is accurately burned or vaporized, leaving an etched image and/or an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Our makerspace laser cutter has a 60 watt output and a 400mm x 600mm (15.7 in x 23.62 in).


The Laser Cutter zone is also outfitted with a computer and software needed to convert and manipulate image files, as well as workspace including a slop sink and scrap materials.

Laser Cutter safety orientations are held every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday. Sign up for the next one hereCheck our class calendar for our current offerings. 

Laser Cutter projects can be time consuming. Due to the popularity of this equipment, to prevent long waits, scheduling of the equipment is available. Click here to schedule a time. During unscheduled periods, the laser cutter is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information about our laser cutter, contact the Zone Coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..