DIY Laser Cutting
Laser cut on your own
At Republikken you can rent laser cutters from 15 minutes to a whole day. Thus, we offer a low cost, flexible alternative to buying a laser cutter.
If you are new to laser cutting, we arrange laser cutting courses that provide you with the skillset to operate a laser cutter. The first laser cutting course is a basic course where you learn
- How to prepare files for laser cutting and use the software to design products
- What materials to use and how to change the settings of the laser cutter for your selected material
- How to operate a laser cutter and set it to cut, engrave or raster, as well as various tips and tricks to get the best results.
Once certified you can book the laser cutter as you desire. We are always glad to get you started if you need a quick brush up before cutting. So, what are you waiting for? It has never been easier to create something by yourself!
The basic course last about 60 minutes and cost 300 DKK excl. VAT. check our event calendar for upcoming courses.
Laser cutting pricing
Instead of buying a laser cutter, we offer you to rent a laser cutter by the hour. Everything is in place; materials, machinery, exhaust and maintenance. All you have to do is show up.
We offer great prices for users, who know how to use a laser cutter. Please inform us, if you know how to and we will find a suitable hourly rate, our normal rates are:
- Certified Members – 250 DKK/hour*
- NOT Certified Users – 680 DKK/hour**
*Listed prices excluding VAT.
**Do you need to use the Laser Cutter, but can’t do it yourself? We would love to help you. Please call us +45 88 300 122
Laser cutter specifications
We use the market leading laser cutters from Universal Lasers Systems. The Universal laser cutters are the most versatile and performance consistent lasers on the market and provides uniform cuttings in all materials.
In particular, we have a VLS6.60 cutter and a ILS 12.150 laser cutter. They are both CO2 laser cutters with an unmatched laser stability, which provides for clean cuts and uniform engraving.
- 50 WATT
- Maximum cutting area of 810*450 mm.
- 75 W (or 125 W)
- Maximum cutting area 1200×600 mm.
Materials for laser cutting
HDF (small laser 810*450mm / large laser 1220*610mm)
3 mm – 35 DKK / 60 DKK
4 mm – 45 DKK / 81 DKK
6 mm – 57 DKK / 120 DKK
Plywood, birch (small laser 810*450mm / large laser 1220*610mm)
3 mm – 103 DKK / 205 DKK
Oak with a MDF core (small laser 810*450mm / large laser 1220*610mm)
6 mm - 250 DKK / 500 DKK
Acrylic (Clear) (small laser 810*450mm / large laser 1220*610mm)
2 mm – 94 DKK / 170 DKK
3 mm – 135 DKK / 205 DKK
4 mm – 158 DKK / 280 DKK
5 mm – 200 DKK / 340 DKK
6 mm – 232 DKK / 400 DKK
You can bring your own material to laser cut or ask us to order what you need. The laser cutters can cut many types of material, comprising but not restricted to:
- Acrylic (max 8 mm)
- HDF (max 12 mm)
- Stamp rubber
- Plywood (max 9 mm)
Read more about what materials the lasers cutters can cut on Universal lasers homepage
Unfortunately, we cannot assure that all materials are in stock.
With the help of our staff, external experts, suppliers, builders and our own workshop we can solve a wide range of challenges. Feel free to contact us with any idea you might have.
If you plan to bring your own material, it is crucial that it DOES NOT CONTAIN CHLORINE, as it is very toxic. Please ask us if in doubt.
Please call (+45) 88 300 122 in advance if you wish to know more about our selection of specific materials.
All prices are excluding VAT.
Courses and feedback
Laser cutting course
Ready to laser cut 30-45 min - 300 DKK
Advanced laser cutting - TBA
We provide courses in Adobe Illustrator, advanced laser cutting and other relevant tools for creators, check our event calendar for upcoming courses, or call us +45 88 300 122 or write us firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or alternative dates.