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.

Submission Guidelines

 

  • Students may use the machines by making an appointment using our online system:

NYCCTfab Laser Schedule

 

List of acceptable, non-acceptable materials

 

Allowable materials:

Bristol, chipboard, basswood, illustration board, acrylics (plex)

 

Prohibited materials:

Low-grade plywood, sheet metal, aluminum, copper, brass, glass, mirror, 

polycarbonate, vinyl, PVC, Foam CoreSNC-3 neoprene, low-density polyethylene foam, self-laminated or glued materials, wood knots or varying density, warped materials, materials of varying thickness.