Introduction to Laser Cutters PowerPoint Presentation

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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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Introduction

to Laser Cutters

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Laser cutters are

useful for

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?

Cardboard

Acrylic

Paper

Delrin/ABS

Fabric

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How does it work?

Source Laser

MirrorLaser BeamFocusing Lens

Laser Cutting Bed

Material

Mirror

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Examples

c

ut acrylic boxesengraved acryliccut acrylic chess pieces engraved text on slateengraved phone casecut cardboard assembly

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Step 1:

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

INKSCAPE

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Inkscape

Interface

24”36”Drawing SpaceBasic Drawing Tools

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Step

1:

Import or Draw your Object DrawingsImported .dxf.jpg and .png images

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Step

1a: Toggle View Settings

Outline Display ModeNormal Display ModeVS. Vector lines are red in “normal” and black in “outline”

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Step

2: Object Properties

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Step 3a: Setting Cutting Properties

Engraving

Cutting

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Step 3b: Setting Engraving Properties

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Step

4: Save the File as a .pdf

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Step 5: Open the .pdf in Adobe Acrobat

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Step 6: Printing

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Choose your job type:

Raster (Engraving)

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.

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Step 8:

Focusing

the laser beam1. Press FOCUS 2. Press GO!

12

BAD

GOOD

Laser carriage may run into the bed

*

ensure material is under focusing arm*

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Double

check that your job shows up on the LCD display

Press the Go button again to run your jobStep 9: Run your job!2Job #: Title1

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Do not leave your job unattended, it could result in a fire!

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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?

FAQs

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Useful Resources

INKSCAPE

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Questions?

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3 questions!

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