Laser Cutting & Etching

Need to cut a precise pattern, or do some fine etching? Is the lack of lasers in your life the one thing holding you back from becoming the world’s next Bond villain? Want to learn how to use a laser cutter?

AMT’s got you covered with our LO Barracuda 1300×900.

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Getting Started with Lasers

Ace offers project-based class, workshops for beginners and certification for experienced users. Take the class that fits best for you.

Glowing Laser Cutter
100w of high voltage power at your finger tips With a generous 1300mm by 900mm bed this laser can handle most projects.
Maker working on a project at the laser cutter
Capturing that first project New Ace member Danielle capturing her first project on the laser
Ace member showing off a finished laser engraved leather project
Lasers and leather New Ace member Danielle with her new journal cover
Laser cut plywood signs
A little bit of plywood and some imagination. Plus some Oakland pride.
Lasercut Fob Station
Boxes! Creating custom enclosures with lasers and acrylic. And glue. Lots of glue.
Leather and lasers These patches started as sketches and veg-tanned leather
laser cut wood surface tablet case front
Custom tablet enclosure
Red leather bracelet with etched Oakland skyline
Leather Bracelet This etched leather bracelet was finished with brass hardware eventually.


Using Ace’s Laser Cutter

Laser certification is required. Laser Cutting 101 gets you this.

To keep our excellent safety record, as well as showing experienced laser users the ins and outs of our specific hardware setup, everyone goes through the Laser 101 course.

Is there a fee? 

Yes, based on usage: 50¢ / minute of laser-firing time, as of 12/10/2019.

Can anyone use the laser? 

No. Only laser-certified members can use the laser. To get certified take the laser 101 Class and pass the knowledge check.

How to contact us and learn more:

  • More information can be found on our wiki.
  • Our Slack channel has a section for all your laser questions and discussion.

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Team Laser

The laser program is run by a small team and a rotating leadership structure. Learn more about the current team laser and the team charter here