LASER CUTTING & PLOTTER CUTTING
CF2 1215 Mimaki Cutting Plotter
Mimaki cutting plotter work area: 47(X) x 58(Y)
These can be used for cutting, stitch-cutting, scoring and etching a wide variety of paper, cardboard,
foam core, and vinyl.
Universal PLS and ILS 12-150 Laser Cutters
Universal PLS laser cutter work area: 32(X) x 18(Y)
Universal ILS 12-150 laser cutter work area: 48(x) x 24 (y)
These can be used for cutting, stitch-cutting, scoring, etching, engraving, and drilling a wide variety of paper, wood, plastic, plexiglass and fabric materials.
The machines are located in Lab 813.
Basic Modeling Requirements
Files must be set up using the templates provided in either Rhino, AutoCAD, or Illustrator.
All vector linework should be continuous and free of duplicates.
Keep linework at least 0.25 in away from the edges of your material and 0.125in away from other linework.
All laser cutting geometry should be properly scaled to the size of the laser cut parts in model space and plotted from paper space at 1:1.
File Layer Protocol
Laser Operation Layers: Cut (Blue), Cut Inner (Magenta), Stitch Cut (Cyan), Score (Green), Etch (Red), Raster Engrave (Orange)
Any other geometry such as material or laser bed boundary curves should be grayscale.
Students may use the machines by making an appointment using our online system:
List of acceptable, non-acceptable materials
Bristol, chipboard, basswood, illustration board, acrylics (plex)
Low-grade plywood, sheet metal, aluminum, copper, brass, glass, mirror,
polycarbonate, vinyl, PVC, Foam Core, SNC-3 neoprene, low-density polyethylene foam, self-laminated or glued materials, wood knots or varying density, warped materials, materials of varying thickness.
Developed with the support of the
National Science Foundation's