Our laser cutters

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This page compares the laser cutters currently available for use at Protospace.

Name and photo Usable/Reliable? Cost of usage Laser type Laser power Bed size Cuttable materials Engravable materials Speed Engraving quality
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Rabbit RL-80-1290
Yes Free for members CO2 (DC-excited) 80 W (declines as tube ages) 1200 mm × 900 mm (47.2" × 35.4")

Wood, plastics, paper, cardboard, leather, silicone rubber, etc.

Experimental materials (food, seashells, etc.)

Nothing containing chlorine!

Sheets up to 6 mm (1/4") thick in one pass

Everything cuttable, plus coated metals and stone

Drinking glasses, travel mugs, etc. using rotary axis (available to borrow from Brian Queen)

Slower Low (no grayscale, though you can manually do multiple layers or halftone)
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Trotec Speedy 300
Yes 2 free hours per month for members; see its page for more CO2 (RF-excited) 80 W 726 mm × 432 mm (29" × 17")

Wood, plastics, paper, cardboard, leather, silicone rubber, etc.

Avoid experimental materials

Nothing containing chlorine!

Sheets up to 9 mm (3/8") thick in one pass (Sheets must be flat—no weights allowed!)

Everything cuttable, plus coated metals and stone

Drinking glasses, travel mugs, etc. using rotary axis

Faster High (photo-quality grayscale and depth map engraving)