Laser cutters are . useful for . cutting. . and engraving. a . variety of different . materials:. Refer to . Materials . Guidelines. . in. prototyping room for complete list. Common Banned Materials: Polycarbonate, PVC, Reflective surfaces. ID: 630875
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to Laser CuttersSlide2
Laser cutters are
cutting and engravinga variety of different materials:Refer to Materials Guidelines in prototyping room for complete listCommon Banned Materials: Polycarbonate, PVC, Reflective surfaces
Why are Laser Cutters useful?
How does it work?
MirrorLaser BeamFocusing Lens
Laser Cutting Bed
ut acrylic boxesengraved acryliccut acrylic chess pieces engraved text on slateengraved phone casecut cardboard assemblySlide5
Turn on the laser cutters; switches are labeled and located on the wall
Step 2: Log into the computers using ITLL login informationStep 3: Swipe BuffOne card and select usage reasonStep 4: Open up Inkscape from the DesktopPreparing the Laser Cutter
24”36”Drawing SpaceBasic Drawing ToolsSlide7
Import or Draw your Object DrawingsImported .dxf.jpg and .png imagesSlide8
1a: Toggle View Settings
Outline Display ModeNormal Display ModeVS. Vector lines are red in “normal” and black in “outline”Slide9
2: Object PropertiesSlide10
Step 3a: Setting Cutting Properties
Step 3b: Setting Engraving PropertiesSlide12
4: Save the File as a .pdfSlide13
Step 5: Open the .pdf in Adobe AcrobatSlide14
Step 6: PrintingSlide15
Choose your job type:
or Vector (Cutting) – Raster First!Choose the Raster or Vector Settings that correspond to your material a. Materials Guidelines list for helpClick OK, then click Print on the next screenStep 7: Set Raster & Vector Settings1.2.Slide16
the laser beam1. Press FOCUS 2. Press GO!
Laser carriage may run into the bed
ensure material is under focusing arm*Slide17
check that your job shows up on the LCD display
Press the Go button again to run your jobStep 9: Run your job!2Job #: Title1Slide18
Do not leave your job unattended, it could result in a fire!Slide19
When I press the go button, why doesn’t my job run?
Double check your object property settings
Who do I talk to if I need more help?Talk to tech staff in the Launch Point on the first level, before talking to Kai in the checkout office located on the 2B levelWhere can I purchase material?
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