Laser Cutting and Engraving

One of the most popular pieces of equipment in our makerspace are our laser cutters, they can be used to cut and etch a variety of materials and are quite easy to learn how to use.

Laser Cutting 2B: Machine Training and Design: Laser certification (week 2 of 2)">This class has already passed, please check upcoming events on our calendar. (Please be sure to double check the date you are clicking.)

In this class you will learn the basics of laser cutting, including how the machine works, usable materials, file types for laser cutting and get hands-on time with the laser cutting machine!

  • December 6, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Price Qty*
Dec 6th 7:00pm - Standard Ticket $25.00 (USD)  
Dec 6th 7:00pm - HexLab Monthly Member Discounted Ticket $20.00 (USD)  

3D Printing and Laser Cutting 1: Intro, Explore and See in Action!">This class has already passed, please check upcoming events on our calendar. (Please be sure to double check the date you are clicking.)

This class is intended to introduce you to the world of 3-D printing and Laser Cutting!

  • December 6, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Price Qty*
Sept 14th 6:30pm - Standard Ticket $30.00 (USD)  
Sept 14th 6:30pm - HexLab Monthly Member Discounted Ticket $0.00 (USD)  

Get Started Laser Cutting Today

Step 1

Click here to sign up for our intro class: Laser Cuting 1: Intro and Machine Training

Step 2

Attend an assisted practice session to get comfortable running the machines.
  • Available to Hexlab monthly members ONLY        
  • Become a member here: Hexlab membership
  • Group practice sessions are Wed 6-9pm & Sun 12:30-5pm.

If you prefer to work on your own, you may also come in during open hours and ask a team member for help.

Step 3

Laser Cut one of our example parts. Show your successful laser cut item to an instructor and they will sign you off as a laser cutter approved user.
NOW you are approved to come use our laser cutting machines!
  • Available to members only
  • Members pay only a small fee when using the laser cutting machines.

Member benefits include: access to use our tools and machines, attend free member social events and project build nights

Laser Cutting Machines Available

100 Watt Laser Machine

Bed size of this machine is 3′ x 4′ and it can cut up to 1/2 inch thick materials (most materials).

80 Watt Laser Machine

Bed size of this machine is 2′ x 3′ and it can cut up to 3/8 inch thick materials (most materials).

Inspiration and Project Ideas to Get you Started!

Laser Cut Candle Holders
Laser Cut Wooden Earrings
Viking Chest with Lock and Hinge
Catapult