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Laser Cutting

Laser cutting uses a laser to slice materials. The laser type and power will be important factors in determining the materials that can be cut.

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Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter
lasercutter
SNF Exfab Paul G Allen 155A Venice

This system is configured with two, 50 W lasers:  a CO2 laser, generally used for cutting (10.6 um wavelength, nominally 75 um wide) and a fiber laser, generally used for engraving (1 um wavelength, nominally 10 um wide).  The write area is 32" X 20", with resolution up to 1200 dpi.  This system can be used to engrave metal and cut wood, paper, plastic, and silicon.

The laser cutter is set up to print from CorelDraw X8 files, in vector mode, raster mode, or a combination of the two, as defined by the print file.  AutoCAD and other file formats can be imported into CorelDraw for printing.  CorelDraw X8 is available on the shared desktop kiosks at SNF.

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