Laser Cutting - Calcutta House CMB-19

Candlesticks, 'Flat to Fat' project by Zak Stratfold.


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Facilities

Laser cutting

The large format 100 watt laser cutter has an effective cutting area of 1200mm x 2400mm and can cut a thickness of up to 15mm. The size of the machine means that multiple smaller parts can be cut from a large sheet of material, reducing set-up time and material preparation costs. Suitable materials include textiles, timber, board products, paper and most plastics (excluding PVC).

Capacities and materials:

The Universal laser cutter has a bed size of 600 x 450mm. It is good for cutting all cards, papers, fabrics, and for acrylic up to 5mm thick.

The Trotec laser cutter has a cutting area of 1200 x 700mm.

The Bed Size is 1420 x 820 mm. It is good for cutting all cards, papers, fabrics, and for acrylic up to 6mm thick.

Other possible materials:

Foam – must be polyethylene. Polystyrene and foam board are not possible. Leather, rubber, felt.

Both machines will hold much thicker pieces if is just scoring or raster engraving that is required.

Location

Calcutta House CMB-19

Resources

PDF guide

Please download The quick guide to preparing drawing for laser cutting (PDF) | The Completed Guide (PDF) | Trotec material cutting guide