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Rapid Prototyping: Laser Cutter

Laser Cutting and Engraving

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024

Summer 2024: NO ACCESS

*Sunday, May 5th 2024, will be the last day to work or store items in any of our existing fabrication studios, or return items to the Tool Center. We will reopen in the Fall at our new location in Double Ground*

****Graduating seniors taking part in the end of year show may obtain access to the vinyl and/or laser cutters from May 6 - May 10 between 10am-3pm. By appointment only. To make an appointment, please email both Giovanni Jauregui and Ivan Berejkoff**********************************************************

***Spring 2024***
8am-10pm Monday-Thursday
8am-7pm Friday
12pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday

*During the last 30 minutes of shop hours, only clean up is permitted.

Laser Cutter
Main Building

Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may reserve and use the Laser Cutters after completing a laser Cutter orientation.

Current status of individual Universal Laser machines:

Laser 1 is fully operational

Laser 2 is fully operational

Laser 3 is fully operational

Laser 4 is fully operational

Laser 5 is fully operational

Due to academic program needs and the large volume of students that this space supports, the Laser Cutters are not available to for alumni access.

Covid Informational Links:

CCA's COVID-19 Prevention Plan

About the Rapid Prototyping: Laser Cutter

With the CCA Laser Cutters, you are able to etch and cut through a wide variety of material such as wood, plastic, and fabric. The Laser Cutters/Engravers are primarily 2 Dimensional cutting/etching tools, but can be used to make 3 Dimensional projects.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Acrylic
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Ceramic
  • Clay
  • Concrete
  • Fabric
  • Glass
  • Masonite
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Plywood
  • Rubber
  • Stone
  • Technology
  • Wood

Tools and Equipment

  • Laser Cutter 1, Universal, Bed Size: 18"x 24". This machine is a 60 watt laser.
  • Laser Cutter 2, Universal, Bed Size: 18"x 32". This machine is a 75 watt laser.
  • Laser Cutter 3, Universal, Bed Size: 18"x 32". This machine is a 75 watt laser.
  • Laser Cutter 4, Universal, Bed Size: 24"x 48". This machine is a 100 watt laser.
  • Laser Cutter 5, Universal, Bed Size: 24"x 48". This machine is a 100 watt laser.



Users must attend an orientation to be allowed access to any of the equipment in the Rapid Prototyping Studio including the Laser Cutters. A full list of currently scheduled orientations will be listed on the calendar posted to this page. Orientations will not be scheduled during the final 4 weeks of the semester to accommodate student use of the equipment. There are 2 types of orientations:

Open Orientations: Any user (student, staff, and faculty) may attend an "open" orientation, which are scheduled frequently throughout the semester. Sign ups for Rapid Prototyping Studio orientations are NOT required. To attend, please be on time and sign in on the attendance sheet; users who are more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to attend. All orientations will be first come, first serve, with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 attendees.

Class Orientations: A class orientation is a private or closed orientation organized by a faculty member for their students in a specific class. The RPStudio requires a minimum of 1 weeks notice to attempt to schedule your classes orientation. Faculty may not reserve an orientation for their class outside of the class's meeting time. Faculty may request to schedule a "class" orientation by submitting this Rapid Prototyping Studio Orientation Request Form

*We are experiencing a slight bug with our orientation calendar within portal, for a full list of remaining dates please click "View in Google Calendar" below*