Laser machines in digital fabrication

Use of laser cutters in Makerspaces and FabLabs: safe, contactless and digital from the idea to the finished product. Prototypes and small batches made of MDF, plywood, textile or acrylic.

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Laser cutting of prototypes from plywood.

Why a laser cutter is optimal for digital fabrication.

Prototypes, product designs or models – from the idea to the finished workpiece in just a few steps. The laser cutter enables a completely digital process as well as a precise cut for true-to-scale models. Models from 2D elements can also be produced faster with laser technology than with a 3D printer. Makers can use a laser cutter to easily implement their creative and innovative ideas and DIY projects.

The digital tool is already part of the standard equipment in an innovation workshop. Makerspaces or FabLabs offer everyone access to digital production with laser machines. Materials such as wood, cardboard, paper, plastic and acrylic can be engraved and cut with laser machines.

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Why using a laser cutter in digital fabrication makes sense. A comparison of technologies.

What you can produce with laser technology.

How to calculate the cost of using a laser machine.

When acquiring a laser cutter for schools or Makerspaces, the investment costs need to be broken down in terms of both users and service life. These examples show how to calculate the costs of using the laser so that the costs are covered.
Investment and operating costs are included in the calculation.

Let’s do the math together.

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Which laser cutters are suitable for use in FabLabs, Makerspaces or architectural projects?

The laser engravers and cutters of the Speedy series offer students, project workers or pupils safety, speed, intelligent functions and the most innovative technical design on the market. The simple workflow of the Ruby® laser software enables the remote preparation of laser jobs – so there are no waiting times for the laser cutter.

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What our customers say.

"Trotec Laser is interesting for us for several reasons. Firstly, the lasers themselves are very high-quality devices. On the other hand, regional connections are important to us, which enables us to provide rapid service on site and supports an active exchange of information about new developments and improvements."

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenbrunner

Head of Institute - Johannes Kepler University: Institute for Experimental Physics, Department of Soft Matter Physics

"Having a Trotec laser engraving machine has been a really good drawcard in getting people into the Makerspace. When they learn more about it and realize how versatile and useful it is, they often stay here a lot longer and build projects around it. It is also really valuable because all of our members get to use it."

Luke Tansell

Makerspace Adelaide


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