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Trotec Speedy 100

Trotec Speedy 100
Tool Type: “Laser Cutter”
Location: “Microfluidics lab”
Supervisor Tool Lead
David Bothman Jeran Bruce & Vedad Bassari
(805) 893-4125 (424) 610-6312 & (818) 942-5523 &
Description: “Laser Cutter”
Manufacturer: “Trotec”


One of two laser cutters, the Trotec is located in the Innovations Workshop above its fume extractor. Both laser cutters utilize CorelDraw as a 2D sketch manager which is then imported into Trotec's specific cutting software. CorelDraw can be used to create the 2D sketch, however importing a DXF file or PDF into CorelDraw from Solidworks or other CAD packages is preferred due the CAD packages integrated features and functions.

Training Documentation

Detailed Specifications

Work Area: 910 x 305 mm
Max Workpiece Height: 125 mm
Laser Power: 10-60 Watts

Safety Concerns

This laser engraving system contains a class 4 carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that emits intensive and invisible laser radiation. Without safety precautions the direct radiation or even diffuse reflected radiation is dangerous!

  • Always wear safety glasses when using the machine.
  • Always work with the machine cover closed.
  • NEVER leave the laser machine alone when running a job. If you do need to leave,
  • The machine door must be left open while you are away.
  • Do not store any flammable materials in the inside of the device or in the immediate vicinity of the device.
  • Remove leftovers of previously produced materials before running a job.
  • A fire extinguisher/fire blanket must always be handy as the laser beam can ignite flammable materials.
  • Metals, particularly un-coated aluminum, copper in particular, silver and gold, cannot be processed with the laser and lead to high reflections of the laser beam. If needed, metals can be coated with a paint/tape which chemically bonds to the surface when engraved.
  • Before processing materials the user must verify whether harmful materials can be generated and whether the filter equipment of the exhaust system is suitable for the harmful materials.
  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride) must under no circumstances be processed with the laser.
  • Looking directly into the laser can cause retinal damage.
  • Confirm that the fume collection system is running whenever the laser is cutting or engraving.

Reference Documentation

trotec_speedy.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/01 16:15 by haley