UNSW Making

Laser Cutter (Speedy 400)

Bed Size: 1000x600mm

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut and engrave materials. The laser beam is controlled by a computer.  Lasers have a minimal kerf and typically have a high cut quality.  This machine has an infra-red laser that can cut certain plastics and plant products.

For all laser cutting templates and bookings click here.

Required Badge

To gain access to this machine you must complete one of the below badges.

Digital Fabrication Badge
Digital Fabrication Badge image

Digital Fabrication Badge introduces users to Laser Cutting and 3D Printing

Laser Cutting (ENG) Badge
Laser Cutting (ENG) Badge image

Learn to Laser Cut


Suitable Materials

  • Acrylic
  • Interior Plywood
  • Paper
  • Perspex
  • Polypropylene
  • Textiles


  • Cutting
  • Engraving
  • Scoring

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
Engineering Makerspaces James N. Kirby Makerspace Trotec Speedy 400 1000x600mm 2
Engineering Makerspaces Renewables Makerspace Trotec Speedy 400 1000x600mm 2