In late 2016 MESH received a grant from Knox City Council to buy a laser cutter for use by Knox community groups and Swinburne students. Last Saturday we started cutting for the first time. The laser cutter is a Axis Laser LG900N with an 80w laser tube. It can cut or engrave MDF, plywood, acrylic, up to 8mm thickness. A laser cutter is an amazing tool able to cut intricate patterns for decorative purposes, or to make robot chassis and boxes for machine tools such a 3D printers or other gadgets.
Our laser cutter cutting!
A laser cutter is a flexible machine and a must for any makerspace. Thanks Knox City Council!