The School of Humanities, Creative Industries & Social Sciences has an Epilog Fusion Pro 48 laser cutter for student & staff use. Below is information on how to incorporate this piece of equipment into your projects.
QG05 – Q Building – The Prototyping Lab
Access & Usage
To access the Laser Cutter, you must complete two inductions:
- The Level 1 General Induction
- The Level 2 City Makerspaces Induction
These inductions can be found embedded in your aligned Course Canvas site or via the Induction Catalogue:
This will enable you access to the Makerspace privilege set in the Booking System which includes the Laser Cutter. Then you can book the Laser Cutter with Technical Support and will be a part of the creative process to iterate your designs during production.
As the Laser Cutter is a Class Red piece of equipment, the physical operation of the printer is limited to Technical and inducted staff only
Level 3 Staff Inductions
If staff & research students become frequent users of the laser cutter, it is often in their best interest to be inducted into the full operational use of the machine. The level 3 induction involves a series of conversation-provoking questions surrounding the safe operation of the machine, general workflow, troubleshooting, and emergency procedures. Please discuss with the technical staff if you believe you are likely to become or are already a frequent user of the laser cutter and require this induction.
Booking & Submission Uploads
The laser cutter must be booked before use, follow the how-to guide to book:
The Q Laser Cutter is found under Day View in the Equipment Booking System.
Once you have booked the Laser Cutter, upload your files here:
HCISS Staff & Students:
External e.g. I2N Members, Alumni & University Community:
Please note a $20.00 set-up fee applies to External Members.
Model: Epilog Fusion Pro 48
Maximum size: 1219 x 914.4mm (48 x 36″)
Minimum size: 10 x 10mm
|Etching/Engraving (E) Only||Vector Cutting (VC) Only||Combined|
|Acrylic||Felt||Wood up to 6mm thick by 10 000N in hardness (E, VC)|
|Anodized Aluminum||Wool Felt||Denim (E, VC)|
|Painted Brass||Foamcore||Laserable Plastics (E, VC)|
|Glass||Core Flute||Leather (E, VC)|
|Marble||Paper <300gsm||Mat Board (E, VC)|
|Melamine||MDF (E, VC)|
|Stainless Steel with Coating||Plywood (E, VC)|
|Rubber (E, VC)|
|Paper >300gsm (E, VC)|
Resolution: 50 – 1200dpi (300-600dpi recommended)
Joinery – Laser cut edge creation web program
Boxes.py – Template boxes to start off your creations
Blender Paper Model – Information on exporting paper/flat templates of 3D models from 3D Creation Suite program Blender