The Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver is capable of etching and/or cutting a wide range of materials, from wood to acrylic to glass to marble and much more. Users are trained on the machine by going through a brief in-person training session with a staff member.
For information about how to attend an orientation before using the laser cutter/engraver, visit the Guidelines and Orientations page.
|Engraving Area||24" x 12"
(610 x 305 mm)
|Maximum Material Thickness||7.75" (197 mm)|
|Laser Wattage||50 watts|
|Safety||Includes an air compressor to remove heat and combustible gases from the cutting surface by directing a constant stream of compressed air across the cutting surface. Also uses an air assist, 350 - 400 CFM (595-680 m3/hr) external exhaust to the outside or internal filtration system.|
|Resolution||User controlled from 100 to 1000 dpi.|
|Speed and Power Control||Computer or manually control speed and power in 1% increments to 100%. Vector color mapping links speed, power and focus to any RGB color.|
indicates that a material can be cut or engraved using The Workshop's Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver.
Visit the recommended settings section of the detailed instructions for suggestions of power, speed and frequency settings for each material.
CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution. For more information, visit Epilog's laser metal marking page.
Are you interested in cutting or engraving a material that isn't listed? Ask a Makerspace attendant for help before attempting the job. Dangerous Materials include PVC, Fiberglass, Polycarbonate, Vinyl. Epilog also tests new materials in their applications lab.