Laser Cutting/Engraving

  • Laser Cutting/Engraving

    The laser cutter is another example of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) equipment in the the STEAM Lab that uses a focused CO2 laser to cut or engrave materials such as wood, acrylic, cardboard, or glass.  

    The laser cutter/engraver is capable of:
    • Making 3-dimensional objects for almost any discipline. 
    • Items can range from the simple artistic, scale models, or working parts or prototypes.
    • Using the RetinaEngrave software the laser should be able to cut or engrave using any Windows program that can print. 
    • Can be used to cut or engrave materials that are too fine for the CNC Router!
    • Can be used to cut materials for labs or projects.  
    Hints for use:
    • Coming soon! (The laser didn't arrive until the very end of the 15-16 school year!)

    Please see Mr. Smoyer if you have questions about designing something to be cut or engraved in the STEAM Lab or email-me if you want to send me something you want cut or engraved!

    This item and many others in the STEAM Lab have been made possible by generous donations by the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation