High-power laser cutter for sheet metals and thick materials
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laser cutters have become a popular tool on campus for students in many disciplines, for applications ranging from fabricating research equipment to craft projects. Most of the laser cutters on campus are designed to cut wood, plastics, cardboard, or fabrics, and cannot cut thick materials or metals. The powerful laser system proposed can cut through 3mm steel, 2mm stainless steel, and 1mm aluminum. It can also cut through thicker wood and plastics than most laser cutters on campus.