Cutting and Drawing
A laser cutter is a powerful digital fabrication tool used for cutting and engraving a variety of materials.
Laser cutting service
At the Hill Library Makerspace, we offer a laser cutting service to all current NC State University students, faculty, and staff.
Request an appointment to get started on a laser cutting project. You do not need to attend a Makerspace Orientation prior to your appointment. For safety reasons, only library staff are able to operate the laser cutter.
Materials: We will only cut or engrave materials that we have sourced, which include a variety of wood, acrylic, cardboard and chipboard, Crescent matboard, and rubber.
Cutting and Drawing Machines
We have a number of different tools that draw, etch, or cut using a design made on a computer. These machines are available during our open hours and require no additional training. We can help you get started with these at any time!
- Vinyl cutter: Cuts vector art out of vinyl. It's perfect for making stickers, signage, or appliques
- Cricut Maker: Cuts, draws on, or embosses paper, thin wood, leather, fabric and more. Great for stickers, crafts, and textiles projects.
- Axi-Draw and other drawing machines: draws using a pen or marker on any material you choose. Great for invitations, signage, or algorithmic art.