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Epilog Helix Laser Cutter

The Helix is a 50-watt laser cutting/engraving machine. It can cut and engrave many materials both organic and non: we have managed to cut thin sheet aluminum and engrave mirrors and other glass objects along with the normal acrylic and wood materials. The only restrictions we have are no chlorinated/brominated materials due to potential machine damage. Lexan-brand plexiglass is also not recommended as it absorbs the laser radiation and tends to melt and scorch rather than cutting cleanly.

Access: 
1 hour courtesy limit on usage

Materials

Material Size Cost
Acrylic sheet, cast clear Max Size: 24" x18" Supplied by user
Acrylic sheet, cast colored Max Size: 24" x18" Supplied by user
Acrylic sheet, extruded clear Max Size: 24" x18" Supplied by user
Leather sample Max Size: 24" x18" Supplied by user
Wood (Thin Sheet) Max Size: 24" x18" Supplied by user

Machine Specifications

Engraving area 24" x 18"
Maximum material thickness 8.5"
Laser source 50 watt CO2 tube
Resolution Min: 75 DPI Max: 1200 DPI