Up on the third floor of King Library, Miami students, faculty, and staff from all majors now have access to a Glowforge Plus precision laser cutter and engraver. The Libraries’ Makerspace recently added the machine to its already impressive array of maker equipment, which includes 3D printers, sewing and embroidery machines, digital paper and vinyl cutters and routing machines, a dye-sublimation printer, a heat press, and more.
Cuts and engraves
The Glowforge uses a carbon dioxide laser to cut and engrave a wide variety of materials, ranging from paper and food to titanium and marble. It can automatically convert designs uploaded through its user-friendly web software to produce highly detailed engravings and precision cuts.
Students, faculty, and staff don’t need prior experience with laser cutting technology or design to begin experimenting and incorporating the Glowforge into academic projects or personal pursuits. The Makerspace’s trained staff is available to provide guidance and support, and can also consult with faculty to incorporate maker scholarship into courses.
To begin creating and experimenting, Miamians can easily reserve time on Makerspace equipment online or drop in during open hours. Also new this semester are to-go Maker kits for checkout.
For more information, visit Lib.MiamiOH.edu/Create.