Educational Laser Cutting for Universities and Research Projects

Educational laser engraving machine for schools, university, fablab and research

Digital Fabrication of 3D Models, Prototyping, Industrial Design and DIY

Trotec laser Machines yield inspiring laser technology application capabilities. Art and style laser cutting projects once thought to be far-fetched are now made attainable with our laser technology. In Fablabs and educational laser cutters are used for model making, prototyping, industrial design, and DIY.

DIY Projects Using a Wide Range of Materials

Materials used in prototyping can vary considerably from job to job, Acrylics being among the most commonly used. However, it can range from Paper, Cardboard, Wood, MDF, Textiles, Synthetics Materials, Plastics, Polystyrene, Films and Foils, and more. All which are perfectly processed on a Trotec Laser Cutter Machine.


Application examples for laser cutting for FabLabs, universities and schools

Due to their flexibility and ease-of-use, lasers are an excellent tool for test setups and prototypes. Drawings and designs are often sent directly from the CAD or graphics program to the laser.

Application possibilities

  • Prototype construction
  • Test setups
  • Research projects
  • industrial design
  • digital production of 3D models
  • DIY projects
  • art projects
  • design projects


  • Schools
  • universities
  • FabLabs
  • Maker Spaces
  • Laser physics

Why buy a laser for laser cutting and laser engraving?

Do virtually anything with the laser
The laser cutter is the tool in digital production. additionally to the range of materials that are processed in FabLabs, universities or schools, even the best geometries may be created with the very best precision. Laser cutting offers users complete freedom for developing and implementing concepts. using engravings and cuts, inspiring designs may be created with a Trotec laser in only a couple of process steps.

Function and advantages of laser technology

One tool for all geometries

  • In comparison to milling, which requires a separate tool head for various materials, geometries and material thicknesses, the laser beam is a universal tool

  • Advantages of a Trotec laser

    The laser beam is the universal tool for all geometries and material thicknesses. depending on the lens used, the laser beam is about 0.1 mm wide. Thus, virtually any geometry can be cut using the laser.

Maximum flexibility in terms of material and application

  • The CO2 laser technology source is ideally suited to engraving and cutting plastics, wood, rubber, leather and many alternative materials. The fiber laser is the right tool for marking metals and plastic.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy flexx laser machines: CO2 and fiber laser source in one machine for endless application possibilities

Fine tool

  • Small fonts and finest details can be engraved

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and best beam quality

Easy digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created within the usual graphics program and sent to the laser using a print command
    Time-consuming programming as with CNC milling is not required

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: JobHistory and JobTime Calculator facilitate advance planning and possible necessary billing afterwards.
  • Lock mode for laser parameters is adjustable so that predefined parameters can not be changed retrospectively. Thus, all users find the same initial situation at any time.

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam due to material processing
  • No costs for new tools compared to milling

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with particularly long service life

Contactless processing

  • No time-consuming fixation of material in contrast to milling
  • No distortion of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multi-functional table concept for easy handling
"Sales experience was the best. After sales was the best. Support is brilliant and the machine is the best."
- Elsabe Dalton, - University of Bloemfontein -
"Did extensive research, appeared to be the best in the price range. Works wonderfully! A variety of product and other material such as leaves, x-rays, pills, tissue etc has been successfully cut."
- Peter Jenks - assistant lecturer / laser operations at University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Art -

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Tips for laser cutting at universities and FabLabs

At universities or in schools and FabLabs, usually many various operators work on the laser machine. Does that render a problem?

Not quite. The JobControl® laser software system supports you with JobHistory and JobTime Calculator throughout advance planning and the attainable necessary charge subsequently. additionally, a lock mode for laser parameters can be adjusted so that predefined parameters from the material database cannot be modified retrospectively. Thus, all users notice an equivalent initial situation at any time.

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