Epilog Laser

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Epilog Laser in the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab

About Epilog Laser

The epilog laser is a machine that is capable of cutting, rastering, and etching a variety of materials in a quick and easy way. The laser is limited to performing these actions in the 2D X-Y plane. This machine uses files printed from AutoCad to cut these parts, and files can be sent from any shop computer in the lab.

General Stats:
Material : Acrylic, Wood, Vinyl, Foam Core, (CaSO4)
Maximum Part Size : 457.2mm x 609.6mm (18in x 24mm)

Preparing a File

Main Article : Using AutoCad to Laser Cut

All of the computers in the shop have either AutoCad 2016 or 2017 software and can be used to create files that will be laser cut. In AutoCad, your file should only consist of 2D geometry and should use the preset layering system the shop has in place. Yellow is used for lines that will be cut first, while purple is for lines that will be cut second. Red is for rastering, while green and blue are for scoring shallow and deep respectively. White lines, are not read by the laser. It is important to note that these are not colored lines, these are lines set to the specific colored layers.


Processing

Main Article : Processing zPrinter Files

Processing

Main Article : Processing zPrinter Files