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Science Library Makerspace: Laser Cutter

Laser Cutter

Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter

  • Dremel LC40 User Manual
  • Laser type: Sealed CO2 laser tube
  • Laser power: 40 Watts
  • Acceptable Materials:
    • Acrylic (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • Anodized aluminum (engrave only)
    • Birch and walnut plywood (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • Cork (engrave only)
    • Cardboard (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • 100% Cotton fabric (engrave / cut)
    • Denim fabric (engrave / cut)
    • Felt, wool (cut only)
    • Glass (engrave only)
    • Leather, unstained (engrave / cut)
    • Maple, solid (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • Mat board (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • Oak, solid (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
    • Paper (engrave / cut)
    • Rubber, laser grade (engrave / cut)
    • Walnut, solid (engrave / cut up to 1/4")
  • Engraving area: 18.4" x 12" (467 mm x 304.8 mm)
  • Max engraving height: 1.25" (32 mm) 
  • Cutting area: 20" x 12" (508 mm x 304.8 mm)
  • File type dictates laser process
    • .SVG Vector Cut
    • .PDF Vector/Image: Cut and Engrave
    • .JPEG Image: Engrave
    • .PNG Image: Engrave

Laser Cutter project

Laser Cutter Video Tutorials

Access and Use of the Laser Cutter

Required Laser Cutter Training

Students, faculty, and staff must attend a one-time Laser Cutting training session. After successful completion of the session, users are able to independently operate the laser cutter. Reservations are required for these sessions and may be made online through the calendar icon on the Science Library Makerspace web page. Participants must complete the online learning modules before attending the hands-on training session.

Laser Cutter Policies

The laser cutter is used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. The laser cutter is for prototyping and experimentation, not for mass production. 

Makerspace staff do not create items on the laser cutter for users and do not perform Vector/Graphics editing for users.

Users supply their own materials. Accepted materials are listed at left. No other materials may be used. Users must provide Makerspace staff with documented evidence that acrylic is safe for use with laser cutter e.g., link to material, label affixed on material, etc.

All users agree to respect the health and safety of the University community and abide by all applicable state and federal laws, University policiesLibraries' policies, and Student Code of Conduct.

No weapons, parts for weapons, weapon accessories, or weapon replicas may be produced with Makerspace equipment.

The University System of Georgia abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code), which governs creating reproductions of copyrighted materials. All users of Makerspace equipment must abide by copyright and trademark laws. 

Makerspace equipment may not be used to create or view obscene or inappropriate content including violent or gory content, sexually explicit content, content that promotes or condones intimidation or violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Makerspace employees reserve the right to deny or cancel any laser cutter project that does not comply with the above policies.

The Science Library Makerspace does not provide materials for use in the laser cutter.

Copyright-free Images