LASER CUTTING RESOURCES
Laser Cutter Project Ideas
What can Laser Cutters Do? – Boss Laser
150 Amazing Laser Cutter Projects – Ponoko
40 Laser Cutter Projects to Take You from Beginner to Advanced – Make: Community
Sample Project Ideas – Epilog Laser
Application Gallery – Epilog Laser
Etsy is a very large and popular online marketplace. It’s not just specific to laser cutting, but there are a lot of great laser cut items for sale. When on Etsy, search for “laser cut __”.
Design Templates and Generators
Slicer for Fusion 360
This plug in lets you take any 3D model and slice it into layers. These layers can then be cut out on the laser cutter and assembled to make the model.
Laser Cutter Materials
Located in Worcester – where we purchased our plywood and acrylic for this year.
Store in Boston that sells a wide range of acrylic and other laser cutter materials
Sells a wide range of plywood types that are intended for the laser cutter.
Boss Laser + LightBurn Software
LightBurn is the software needed to communicate with our Boss laser cutter. It is currently installed on two computers in the Design Lab. This software is helpful for checking/editing student designs before cutting. It has a great preview feature that lets you see exactly what the laser cutter will do based on current settings.
Boss LS-1416 Entry Laser Cutter
This is our laser cutter! We actually have the slightly larger 1420 model (14″ x 20″) with 65W laser. Fumes are vented to the outside, and the CW-5000 water chiller helps the laser stay cool with continual usage throughout the day.