Laser cutters

There is three laser cutters in FabLab. All laser cutters are in the booking system. Machines can be booked max 2 hours at a time.

The FabLab laser cutters are guided with Adobe Illustrator software. To get started see FabLab’s “Tips for laser cutting”.

For the laser cutter you need a file that is in vector format; any file format that can be opened up in Adobe illustrator is suitable. Suitable file formats are e.g. dxf, pdf and dwg. For 2D modelling you can use for example the following software:

– Adobe Illustrator (FabLab)
– InkScape (can be downloaded for free)
– OnShape (can be downloaded for free)
– SolidWorks (FabLab, Hervanta Campus library)

Here you can find materials (pdf) suitable for laser cutting and Plastic types (pdf) suitable for laser engraving.

Examples of ready-made files and ideas can be found from the internet:


Epilog Laser Fusion 75W and Epilog Laser Fusion 120W

Work are 1016×711 mm

Trotec CO2 Laser System 60W

Work area 610×305 mm