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Please note: all non-members will have their work carried out and supervised by a licensed technician, subject to availability.

 

Laser Cutter Trotec Speedy 300 – Rates and Fees
Non-Members Forge Members
Set up Fee: $20 per half hour Set up Fee: Included
Pricing: $1 per minute Pricing: Included

***Must use preapproved materials. Rate sheet for materials is below

Laser Cutter Trotec Speedy 300 – Material Pricing
3mm 6mm
Wood $5 per sheet (16.5 x 28.5) $10
Acrylic $10 $20

Alternative Materials are subject to additional fees

Must supply own glass materials.

Flat surfaces only.

Laser Cutter Dimensions and Order Information

Work Area 28.5 x 16.5 inch

Workpiece Height 7.8 inch

Laser Power CO2 60 watts

Max thickness for cuts 3/8”

File Types:

  1. Cutting –Vector File
      1. PDF works, DXF may also work
      2. Line colors determines the cutting power and order
      3. Width for lines must be as close to 0 as your software allows, we’ve had success with widths less than 0.05mm. Larger than this and the software will try to engrave the line instead of cutting.
  2. Engraving – Any pixel based image format, PDF works,

Submit an Order through email to info@theforge.mcmaster.ca 

3D Printer – Ultimaker 2

Rates & Fees- set up

Non-Members Forge Members
Set up Fee: $15 per half hour Set up Fee: Included
Pricing: $5/ hour machine time, $.75/gram for materials Pricing: Included

Materials:  PLA (Colour options typically carried: white, clear, grey, red, yellow, black, blue, green, orange- subject to availability)

Build Volume: 223 × 223 × 205 mm

Level of detail: The Ulitmaker 2 printer can produce details that are of 0.4mm or larger

3D Printer- formlabs
Non-Members Forge Members
Set up Fee: $25 per half hour Set up Fee: Included
Pricing: $5/ hour machine time, $2.00/mL for materials Pricing: Included

Materials: clear or black resin (for other resin options, please contact us)

Build volume: 125 x 125 x165 mm

Level of detail: The formlabs printer can produce details that are 0.1mm or larger

Use Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/) or send in custom file

File Format: .stl or .obj