UNSW Making

Laser Cutter (Speedy 500)

Bed Size: 1220x700mm

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.

Trotec SP500 Manual (PDF)

Required Badge

Digital Fabrication Badge
Digital Fabrication Badge image

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


Suitable Materials

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


  • Cutting
  • Engraving
  • Scoring

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
Design Futures Lab DigFab Lab (laser cutting) Trotec Speedy 500 1220x700mm 1