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Laser Cutting: What is Laser Cutting?

How to use the library's laser cutters.

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting uses a focused laser beam to cut and etch away materials like wood and acrylic. It is simple, fast, and relatively inexpensive, making it a great choice for prototyping.

There are several different types of laser cutters with different capabilities. For information on the BYU Library's laser cutter, see the "Our Laser" tab.

Why BYU?

The BYU Library provides laser cutting as part of its objective to develop services and spaces that facilitate experimentation, discovery, and creation. Our laser cutter has been used for class projects, research groups, student business prototypes and personal projects.

Further Learning

Recommended Read:

"Laser Cutting Basics"

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