Cutting and Drawing

Laser Cutting

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.