Category Archives: Universal VLS 4.6

Laser Open House


Learn how to cut things with a LASER
Saturday 11/5 11AM-4PM
Smith Hall Room 2A04

Tired of spending hours making complex, detailed cuts with an xacto? Need interesting die cuts for your hand-made artist book? Need to make stencils for street protest? Find out how the laser can make your life easier. Learn the basics of setting up your files, safely operating the laser, and which materials are safe.


This could be super-useful…

for optimizing vector art from 123D Make for cutting on the VLS…


When working with subtractive digital manufacturing tools like laser cutters and CNC machines, being able to get the most out of your materials can save you a lot of money. Summoning your Tetris skills can help you stack your items closely to help minimize waste. This can take a lot of time though, when trying to place a large number of parts. A new application called SVG nest can help automate that process — making it simple and fast.

Found on MakeBlog