Laser Cutting at The Advanced Output Center
The laser cutters at the AOC are available to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff at SAIC. All users must attend an certification prior to using the laser cutters. [more]
Please check in or call a lab monitor for resource use/reservation.
Resources are due back 30 minutes before closing.
Actual availability may differ from what is posted on this schedule, as reservations sometimes cancel and/or reserved users continue cutting into unreserved timeslots.
Guides For Download
Laser Cutting Guide (PDF)
Trotec Rotary Guide (PDF)
Trotec Vision Guide (PDF)
Materials Request Form (PDF) – This is a request to approve new materials for use in the shops and/or classrooms.
Illustrator File Template – AI files with correct Artboard sizes for use with Trotec cutter.
View Approved Materials and Recommended Settings – This document consists of recommended settings for all the approved materials for laser cutting on the Trotec laser cutter.
|TROTEC SPEEDY 400 LASER CUTTERS|
|Location||AOC, 1232 Sullivan|
|Access||Self-serve, open to currently enrolled students, active faculty and staff;
Users must be certified prior to use;
See Access section for details.
|Laser Specs||120 Watt C02 laser|
|Max Sheet Size||39"x24"
Max depth ranges from 3/8" to 1/2" depending on material.
|File Types||Illustrator (.ai) vector files, AutoCAD (.dwg)|
|Material||Non-reflective, non-toxic flat sheet material. See Approved Materials List for details.|
|Applicable Fines||$50 minimum fine for irresponsible cutting, damage, etc. See Fines section for details.|
|Pricing & Fees||Free|
Raster Engraving Estimations
|These are rough estimations for raster engraving on the Trotec using 100% speed. If you go at a slower speed, times will increase. All times are in (minutes):(seconds). The DPI is changed on the print dialog just before sending the file to JobControl.|
|125 DPI||250 DPI||333 DPI||500 DPI||600 DPI||1000 DPI|
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