We have a BOSSLASER HP2436 laser cutter at the MakerSpace. This Laser Cutter can cut and engrave a variety of materials. The bed is 24×36 inches long and the maximum cutting thickness is roughly 1/2 an inch – although we can accomodate objects that are much thicker.
The laser cutter is extremely fast compared to 3D printing and the parts are much stronger. It is to your benefit to use the laser when appropriate.
Although the materials list provided by BOSSLASER is extensive, only the materials that we have already tested may be used. These materials are: acrylic, balsa wood, and birch plywood. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CUT OTHER MATERIALS. Please contact one of the staff members for more details.
The laser uses vector information to cut. This is best done with DXF files exported from CAD or files drawn directly in CorelDRAW.
Always watch the machine while it is running! In case a fire starts, press the red emergency button on the machine.
Always keep ALL OF THE PANELS closed when using the laser cutter. The top has safety features but the side panels do not.