Laser Cutting and Engraving with Epilog

Meet the Maker:  Epilog Laser

One of the most powerful and versatile maker tools is the Epilog Laser, and one of my favorites to watch at the NoCo Faire. Laser cutters work by directing a powerful laser beam onto a material which they either cut or etch, depending on to what depth the program has been set.  My first glimpse at a laser engraver was at a facility for disadvantaged youth. They had set up a laser engraving business where they kids made their own funds by engraving everything from local tournament trophies to mugs and keychains. Later, at a local makerspace, we got to know a talented artist creating everything from signs to jewelry.

But we are makers! We want something Big and a little bit dangerous to make. Here is a Sketch-Up design of a life-sized dinosaur to create with a laser cutter.

We get feedback from educators and makerspace across the state on tools and equipment. Epilog is well known as the Gold Standard when it comes to laser capacity and reliability. Here is a great video covering a range of products produced by Epilog:

You’ll be able to see a wide variety of Epilog capabilities at the NoCo Faire.  They are one of our steadfast sponsors that make our event possible. Come by and see Epilog Laser in action!


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