Laser Cutter for Thick Metals and Materials
Department of Aerospace and Astronautics
The laser cutters available on campus are widely used and in high demand with students and researchers alike. The laser cutters currently available in the makerspaces and dorms are usually capable of cutting only very thin wood or plastic and engraving. While laser cutters in UW machine shops across campus, are not suitable for Aerospace. The proposed laser cutter will be an addition to the AA machine shop, which serves numerous departments across the UW campus. The addition of a larger, more powerful laser capable of a larger area and cutting a wide range of materials including metals would be a valuable resource for student across UW.