The Tech Lab’s large laser ,“Big Red,” is generally capable of cutting wood products 1/4″ thick and beyond. It can also mark many other materials and will cut over an area of 1000 x 600 mm. The small laser can reliably cut wood products 1/8″ thick. Both lasers also cut acrylic well. For more info, consult our approved materials list: Laserable Materials
The Laser is available for use during open studio times, by BARN members who have attended the Introduction to Laser Cutting monthly orientation class.
Download a copy of the Laser Policy. It’s also reproduced below.
We usually use the free program Inkscape to design for the laser.
Makercase is a tool for generating box plans.