So what exactly can you make with a Laser Cutter?
The short answer is: almost anything. When it comes to using a laser cutter, the most important aspect is having an idea come to life. The only limits are those you put on your own creativity. Once you have an idea in mind, the next step is the design process.
The Design Process
The design process for laser cutting can be quite difficult for a beginner. There is an abundant amount of design software’s out there, so choosing one can simply be a matter of taste. If you are looking for a free design software to use, we recommend InkScape. A great option to purchase, however, and our favorite design tool, is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Import Vector Image into Laser Software
Now that the design process is complete it’s time to get the laser fired up. Make sure to double check everything twice before running the laser program.
Laser Cutting Project Ideas
What can you make with a Laser Cutter?
Laser Cutters can be a lot of fun when you finally get comfortable with the machine. You begin to see all the possibilities right at the edge of your fingertips. To get started with a Laser Cutting Machine, we recommend starting with something simple, like engraving a cutting board.
Cutting boards make great gifts for parents, friends, and family. Another great project idea is making custom and personalized Christmas Ornaments for each family member. It is something that could be made into a yearly tradition between you and your loved ones.
Here are some other great ideas.
- Cutting Boards
- Christmas Ornaments
- Decorative Wall Art
- Game Boards (Settlers of Catan, Dungeon and Dragons)
- Wedding Cake Toppers
- Wine Bottle Holders
- Personalized Signs
- Led Acrylic Art
- Custom made boxes
- Wall Clocks
- Customized Jewelry
- Personalized Coasters
If you find yourself asking what can I make with a Laser Cutter, just stop right there and look around. Use that as your inspiration for your next project. There is no limit to what you can make, when you put the time and dedication needed to create something great. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your project ideas. When it comes to creating it’s all about personal taste and purpose.