Learn to run these laser cutters yourself!
- Prepare Your Design for Laser Cutting >>
- Start Using the Laser Cutters >>
- Get Your Speed and Power Settings >>
- Start with a Simple Box from MakerCase >>
- Prepare a Photo with CorelDraw >>
- Explore think[box] Laser Cut Supplies >>
- Learn to Use 2D Design Software >>
How to Start
- Prepare your design using your preferred 2D design or computer aided design (CAD) software using the resources below.
- Select your material and present it to a think[box] team member. Read the Materials section below for more information.
- Send your design to the laser cutter and run the machine. Start Using the Laser Cutters >>
We stock birch plywood and acrylic plastic for use on the laser cutters that you can purchase from us as a convenience. These are materials that we’ve selected for their safety, performance, and ease-of-use on our laser cutters. Explore think[box] Laser Cut Supplies >>
You may also bring in your own materials but you must present anything you bring to a think[box] team member approval before using the laser cutters. Plastic you bring should be clearly labeled and/or accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet. We do this because not every material is safe or appropriate for laser cutting. For example:
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polycarbonate, and fiberglass emit toxic fumes when laser cut and may not be used under any circumstances.
- Anodized aluminum and other metals cannot be cut and will damage the machine if certain precautions are not not taken when etched.
We’re here to help you laser cut safely and effectively. Save yourself the risk of exposure to toxic fumes, damage to the machine, fire, or a failed part and speak with a think[box] team member about your material. Ask Us About Your Material >>
Epilog Fusion Pro 48 Technical Information
- Maximum Part Dimensions: 48 x 36 x 12 inches (1.22 x 0.92 x 0.3 meters)
- Laser Diameter: 0.005 inches (0.127 millimeters)
- Varies with settings, materials, and geometry.
- For exact dimensions it is highly recommended you run a test with your materials and settings, measure the result, and compensate for the observed kerf.
- Laser Accuracy: ± 0.003 inches (0.076 millimeters)