Laser Cutter

For all laser cutter enquiries, please email: [email protected]  

Please allow up to 24 hrs for a reply from an email. 

Our laser cutters

Our laser cutters can cut: 

  • MDF (up to 12mm thick)
  • Acrylic ( up to 12mm thick)
  • Plastazote
  • Laser Plywood 
  • Card
  • Cotton
  • Leather
  • Neoprene
  • Polypropylene

They can engrave:

  • Plaster (fully dried)
  • Jesmonite
  • Marble
  • Glass
  • Brick
  • Slate
  • Granite
  • Ceramic tiles

All materials need to be flat.

We cannot cut: HIPS, PETG, ABS, PVC or any metal.

The working bed size is 1250mm x 900mm.

You can only use the laser cutter with a technician present.

All files need to be saved in Adobe Illustrator 8.

We can only process one piece of work at a time. We cannot stack work.

If it is a new material to us not listed above, please make sure you bring a large piece of it to allow us to test on it.

Materials available to buy

Woodwork:

  • MDF sheets – several thicknesses available.
  • Timber.
  • Frame beading / quadrant.
  • Canvas.
  • Metal Fabrication:
  • Square steel tube.
  • Square steel rod
  • Round steel tube
  • Round steel rod
  • Copper coated steel rod
  • Copper coated steel wire
  • Steel Sheet
  • Aluminium sheet
  • (all the above come in several sizes/thicknesses)

Casting and Molding:

  • Grey Clay
  • Plasters
  • Plaster Bandage
  • Polyester Resins
  • Glass fibre
  • Pourable Urethane
  • Jesmonite
  • Alginate
  • Silicone Rubbers
  • Latex
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Modelling Wax
  • Expanding Foam
  • Polystyrene Sheet
  • Styrofoam Sheet
  • Metal Fillers
  • Newplast  (plastercene)
  • Milliput 

Kiln Room:

  • Production clays
  • Slip

Staff will be happy to give you advice and ideas. 

For any purchases, make sure you have credited your student card. Your library allocation cannot be used to purchase these materials and they must be paid for before you use them or take them away.

Material suppliers and websites

Casting and molding:

Woodworking:

Canvas and framing:

Tools and machinery:

Electronic and electrical:

Laser cutting:

Metal fabrication

  • Fays Metals Ltd +44(0)20 8993 8883