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Laser Cutter

Some customers with a respective device operating licence may not yet have access to the according booking functions in the booking management system. If this is the case, please sign in to the booking management system with your SLUB number and password and send us an e-mail. We will activate the booking function for you as soon as possible. Custumers who have acquired the device operating licence for laser cutter Epilog Legend 36EXT "Charly" (before August 2019), will have to get an upgrade of the device operating licence with additional instructions on how to use laser cutter Epilog Fusion M2 40 "Edgar" and laser cutter Epilog Fusion M2 40 "George" before being able to work on the machines and book appointments independently.

I would like to... the Laser Cutter

Customers without a laser cutter operating licence

Please send the following information to us via our contact form:

  • SLUB number and name
  • Appointment request: date, time  (free appointments can be viewed in the booking management system for laser cutter Epilog Fusion M2 40 - "Edgar").
  • Material to be processed (material, thickness)
  • Quantity
  • File(*.PDF)

After having received your booking request, Makerspace staff will register the booking in the calendar for you. You will receive an e-mail with a confirmation of your booking. These requests are processed mondays to fridays (except holidays), provided that the information given is complete. For students with projects due to submission: If you send a request without attaching your file you will receive a maximum of two reservations (1.5 hours each) per week. Please add a note to your booking request stating you need an appointment to realise a model for an examination. 

Customers with a laser cutter operating licence

You can book an appointment for the laser cutter Epilog Fusion 40 "George" independently for two hours a day and for a maximum of four hours per week and up to 14 days in advance. 

...know more about fees

Fees are calculated based on the time the machine runs.

timeFee levelCosts
00min <= 10min-free of charge
10min <= 30minLevel 11 * 10,00€
30min <= 50minLevel 22 * 10,00€ = 20€
50min <= 70minLevel 33 * 10,00€ = 30€
each n * 20minlevel nn * 10,00€

...get the Laser Cutter operating licence

You can learn about all the basics in our e-tutorial. Once you have passed the test you will be able to attend our on-site tutorials at Makerspace.

You can find dates for the on-site tutorials in our event calendar.

...prepare for my booked appointment

  • What will I need to bring to the appointment? Please bring the following:
    • Your valid SLUBcard
    • The material you want to cut
    • A separate file (*.PDF) for each job you want to cut
    • Users with a Laser Cutter operating licence need a valid certificate for safety at work.
  • Which materials can I work with? You can find a list with all materials that can be cut or engraved in our e-tutorial.
  • How should my Laser Cutting file look like? The illustration below sums up how your file should look like. You can also find a step-by-step guide in the e-tutorial.

...ask for advice on my project

You need help to realize your project? You can book an appointment in our Knowledge Bar. For approximately 30 minutes our experts will be available just for you personally. This service is free of charge.