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Maker Lab

Laser Cutter

Epilog Laser Cutter

 

Specialty Tools Image 5 Laser Cutter

The Epilog Laser Cutters use a high power CO2 laser for accurately engraving and cutting various materials. In the Maker Lab we have an Epilog Zing24 60 Watt laser cutter and an Epilog Zing24 40 Watt laser cutter.


Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and Laser Cutter Training

Workspace: 12" x 24"

Materials: Cardboard, cardstock, wood, acrylic, and more. (Epilog Laser CO2 laser Material List)

File Types: CorelDraw or any CorelDraw supported file type

Material Fees: We have scrap bins of acrylic, wood, and cardboard free to use. We also sell 12"x24" sheets of wood and acrylic (1/8" and 1/4"). You can also bring your own materials in to use.

Common Terminology: Raster- engraving the surface of the material; Vector cut- following a path to cut through the material


PDF Links

Safety Training Epilog Laser Cutter

CorelDraw Supported File Types

Epilog Zing Manual


Video Links

Epilog Laser YouTube Channel

CorelDraw YouTube Channel

Epilog Rotary Attachment Demo


Software

We use CorelDraw X8 in the Maker Lab. Refer to the supported file types to determine other software options that can import into CorelDraw.

Inkscape is a free open source option for creating svg files.
Guide for Inkscape- This guide includes a quick overview of setting up the file for easy import into CorelDraw along with links to other tutorials.


Manufacture Information

Epilog Laser Website

Epilog Laser Zing Product Line

Wrap around engraving with rotary attachment


Sample Projects

Laser Cut Greeting Cards

Cut and engrave cardstock to make greeting cards. Great for birthdays, holidays, thank yous, graduations, and even just because.

Greeting cards made using a laser cutter 

Laser Engraved Picture Frame

Engrave your own designs on a purchased picture frame. Looking for a gift for a family member or friend? Customize a frame and put a picture of the two of you in it.

Laser Engraved picture frame 

Engraved Drawstring Pouches

Engrave designs on drawstring pouches for dice, game pieces, jewelry, gifts, and more. We sell small pouches in the Maker Store while supplies last or you can bring your own.

 
Engraved drawstring pouch 

Other Resources for ideas include--

Epilog Sample Club for working with a variety of materials

Thingiverse for both laser cutter and 3D printer ideas

Contact Us

Lab Manager: Nicole Borgaard
Lab Email: nborgaard@scu.edu

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Sobrato Discovery, Bldg. 402