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Laser Cutting

** NEW Plastic's supplier **

1. Introductory Lectures (Occasional and Optional)

2. Booking a 1 Hour Training Session

3. Paying for Laser Cutting Materials

Dyson Centre Laser Cutters for Undergraduates

How to Get Started lecture

additional lectures TBC

Please watch this space for more upcoming laser cutter lectures

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For printable slides (PDF), please click on this link 

Laser Cutter Training now available

Every Monday to Friday

Red 500 by 10

Please Book in advance to ensure a session in available, link at the bottom of the page 

Red 500 by 10

12:00 to 1:00 OR 2:00 to 3:00

Once booked in for a training session, please come to the Dyson centre desk for the start of the session.

Please be aware these sessions can over run by up to 30 minutes

Both Laser Cutters are now fully functional.

A maximum of two people per Laser Cutter, both laser cutter training sessions can be running at the same time. Training will enable engineering undergraduate students be use the laser cutter unsupervised during the Dyson centre opening times. A full manual will be given out upon completion of training.

A trained individual will simply ask for the key to the laser cutter and if required request materials at the Dyson centre desk and pay for the materials used.

Any engineering postgraduates wishing to be trained and use the laser cutter should be aware that there is a also a usage charge of £43.50 for a maximum time of 1 hour.

Please read the Risk assessments and bring along signed and fully understood.

Please see the link below for avaliblity and booking of the laser cutter training

Any questions please email

Paying for your laser cutting

You can now pay for your laser cutting through EPOS click now on the link below to access the payment page.

Note: The laser cutter material charges are listed below. Any engineering postgraduates have and additional an usage charge of £43.50 for a maximum time of 1 hour cutting.

Don't forget to fill out a charge sheet and write on 'EPOS payment' or we would not know you have already paid!

**NEW Plastic supplier **

The Dyson centre has a new plastic supplier, this means a wider choice of colours and textures. The wider variety includes a choice of glitter acrylic, tinted acrylic, mirror acrylic, frosted acrylic, florescent acrylic and also 24 different colour solid coloured acrylic, all available to order.

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RLR20, 24 March 2016

“A modern workspace where engineering students can come together outside of the classroom to think, experiment, design, build and exchange ideas.”

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The Engineering Department are delighted to announce a major refurbishment project taking place in the Summer of 2015. 

£2M donation from the James Dyson Foundation, a £2.65M investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and £0.6M from the University of Cambridge will allow us to transform the workshop and library facilities for hands-on learning, access to information, and the encouragement of creativity and innovation.