All hail the new laser cutter!

rLab has recently taken delivery of a new laser cutter. The new machine is significantly more powerful than our existing one, and has a much larger bed, allowing us to cut and engrave much larger pieces.

Test output from the new laser cutter

Test output from our new laser cutter

 

Installation in the upstairs machine room required a big team effort, a forklift, the temporary removal of a wall, and the installation of a duct to pipe fumes out of the building. But it is now in place, and ready for use by trained members.

The new machine in-situ

The new machine in-situ

Simon has already run two courses, with more planned over the coming weeks so that we can make maximum use of what is a significant investment in our facilities.

Simon in full-flow

Simon in full-flow