Laser Cutters

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General Info

The Hackspace has two CO2 tube laser cutters, which are excellent tools for making accurate, repeatable, cuts in sheet material. They will cut and 'engrave' many thin woods and plastics, see the page for each cutter for the exact specifications. None of our cutters will cut metal, but the Hackspace aspires to obtain a CNC plasma cutter which will.


Laser Cutting Resources

Name URL Category Cost Description
3axis https://3axis.co/ Library Free Large selection of vector files aimed at being laser cut.
Boxes.py https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/ Generator Free It features both finished parametrized generators as well as a Python API for writing your own.
GrabCAD https://grabcad.com/library?query=lasercut Library Free Huge repository of 3D models, some suitable for laser cutting.
Make A Box https://makeabox.io/ Generator Free Create simple tabbed/notched boxes.
MakerCase https://www.makercase.com Generator Free Box creator - basic, polygon and kerf bent box generator.
Noun Project https://thenounproject.com Library Free Free icons and royalty-free images.
Ponoko https://www.ponoko.com/free-laser-cutting-files-templates Library Free Ready-to-use laser cutting design templates and customize it to fit your needs, whether it's electronics enclosures, faceplates, or anything in between.
Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:lasercut
https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:laser
https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:dxf
Library Free Massive repository of mainly 3D printable designs - the three linked tags will help narrow down to laser cutter projects.
Vecteezy https://www.vecteezy.com Library Free/Paid Professional quality resources
Vector Ruler Generator https://robbbb.github.io/VectorRuler/ Generator Free Download a laser cuttable ruler to etch into your belongings and belts.
ZenziWerken https://www.zenziwerken.de/ Library Free DIY-projects that are aimed at desktop CNC, many can be used on a laser cutter.