3D Factory - Laser cutting

The laser cutting room is one of two facilities available from within the 3D Factory, facilitating creative engravings across a range of materials.

The SmartZone 3D factory has a selection of Laser cutter / engraving equipment allowing students to cut and engrave materials such as Wood, Acrylic, and some textiles.  The machines also offer the ability to engrave on Glass and stone, and now can laser some metals.


  • Speedy 400 Laser Cutter / Engraver
  • GCC Spirit Laser Cutter Cutter/ Engraver
  • GCC Spirit LS Laser Cutter Cutter/ Engraver
  • Gravograph LS9000 Laser Cutter Cutter/ Engraver
  • HPC Laserscript
  • Boxford metal laser cutter

Laser engraved playing cards

Laser cutting tests

Gin Cup laser cut

Fine art piece

Fine art pieces

Tyrannosaurus Rex cut puzzle


GCC Laser Pro


Laser Cutting Room

Student work in progress

Boxford metal laser cutter

metal laser cut

metal laser cut

Boxford laser cutter



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Opening Times

9am to 5pm.

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