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Laser cutting for fablabs, universities and schools

Model making, textile design and industrial design

Laser cutting for fablabs, universities and schools can provide a very nice combination where a prototype or new product can be realized within minutes from the CAD package, with a high degree of flexibility and also very direct learning because design choices are immediately reflected in the end result. . In addition to laser cutting, laser engraving can also be done with the same machine.

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Cutting models with laser technology
laser cutting art objects

Materials

Acrylic plastic, foils and films, wood, cardboard, plastics, MDF, paper, PMMA, polystyrene, foam, synthetic materials, textiles, veneer and more. Many different materials are used in digital editing, including: cardboard, paper, MDF, wood and acrylic. But also textiles, plastic, polystyrene and foils can be processed perfectly. Moreover, the diameter of the spot size does not have to be taken into account. Depending on the lens used, the laser beam is approximately 0.1mm wide. Practically any shape can be cut with the laser.

Laser cutter FabLabs and schools

At fablabs, universities and schools, MetaQuip laser cutting machines are used for model building, textile design, furniture construction or, for example, industrial design. In addition, these machines can also be perfectly engraved. Laser technology offers a large degree of design freedom and delivers quick results. Also ideal for the realization of art projects.

Wondering if laser technology is interesting for your school, university or fablab? 

You are most welcome to see whether laser technology is a suitable solution for your cutting or engraving application or application. Bring your digital design or material to a demonstration and we can view the result on the spot. Of course you can also send it.

Prototyping and industrial design

The flexible nature of the laser makes it very suitable for experimental setups and the construction of prototypes. Designs are sent directly from the CAD program to the laser. This results in quick results and you can very quickly walk through the design process a number of times until the end result is perfect. The speed that can be achieved with such an iterative design process can actually be achieved in no other way (with the exception of perhaps 3D printing).

Suitable laser machines - CO2 laser machines

You need a CO2 laser machine for cutting wood, leather and a large number of plastics. Important things to take into account are: what is the maximum size of the object that I want to cut, that determines the size of your worktop and what is the maximum thickness that must be cut that determines the laser power that you need.