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Library Notice

Users may realise their creative designs with laser cutting for shaping the materials and laser engraving for removing layers of the materials. Inside LU Barn on the M/F of the Library, a laser cutter/engraver is installed to provide eligible users with laser cutting and engraving services.

Laser Cutter/Engraver Specifications & Accepted File Formats

Model MakeBlock Laserbox
Main Functions  Laser Cutting, Engraving
Laser tube type and power CO₂ laser 40W
Working area 500 X 300mm
Accepted File formats* JPG, PNG, BMP, TIF, DXF, SVG, CR2
Software Laserbox
Material dimensions (will be provided by the Library)  Plywood 420 X 297mm (thickness 3mm, 5mm)
Acrylic (clear) 450 X 300mm (thickness 3mm, 5mm)

Booking & User Rules

Please book the Laser Cutter/Engraver through the Library Room/Facilities Booking System for using the service.

Eligible Users: Staff and Student
  • Unauthorized use of the Laser Cutter/Engraver is not allowed. Please book the service via Library Room/Facilities Booking System.
  • The Laser Cutter/Engraver should be switched OFF when it is not in use, and the air purifier must be switched ON when the Laser Cutter/Engraver is operating.
  • Users could only use the Laser Cutter/Engraver under supervision of library staff.
  • Users should not look directly into a laser beam when the Laser Cutter/Engraver is operate.
  • The cover of the Laser Cutter/Engraver should be closed when it is in operation.
  • Users should not leave when using the Laser Cutter/Engraver.
  • Users must use materials provided by LU Barn and/or approved by library staff.
  • The size of the print objects must lie within the scale and proportion assigned by the library.