Laser & Water-Jet Cutting
Welcome to DU2D Cut Lab! Laser and 5-axis Water Jet Cutting. DU2D Cut Lab provides access to the world class cutting technologies for complex shapes for any material in product realisation, for students, industry and the wider Deakin University community.
Whether you want to learn the technology and methods yourself, or need some additional expertise on your next project, we are here to help.
Spaces and open times
The Heavy Manufacturing Lab KE1.223 is open from 9am – 4pm weekdays.
These laboratory spaces contain a number of different pieces of equipment as outlined below. Usage of all equipment must be approved by a technical staff member, and appropriate inductions, training and project safety assessment completed.
- Laser Cutters
- Water-Jet Cutter
- Horizontal Band Saw
- Vertical Band Saw
For laser cutting jobs please email files with as a .dxf to firstname.lastname@example.org
Access the lab
To obtain access to the lab and its equipment – please refer to Commencing a Project
You must have completed the following prior to using the laboratories.
- Online Lab Safety Training Modules
- Local area induction session
- Equipment specific induction
- Project Safety Assessment
Equipment Information and Resources
Laser and Cutting Team
Trotec Speedy 500 Laser Cutter
|Operation||Adobe Illustrator is the program used to operate the Trotec laser.|
|Materials / Sizes|
Acrylic sheet up to 12mm thick any colour can be cut or etched.
Other materials on Technician approval (OH&S)
|Available sizes in workshop||3mm & 6mm clear acrylic other sizes and colours can be ordered on request.|
|CAD file type|
To be saved in .DXF 2007 format (example below):
Or an Adobe Illustrator drawing file can be used.
|To cut files||Send files to email@example.com|
|Induction/Training||By appointment with Workshop Technicians|
|Manufacturer video||Trotec Speedy 500 - Large Format Laser Cutter and Engraver|
OMAX Waterjet 55100
The OMAX Waterjet with A-JET 5 Axis Head
|Operation file type|
Any .DXF, Illustrator file can be used to operate OMAX software.
|To cut files|
Send files to firstname.lastname@example.org or come and see Workshop Technicians for any advice on this machine.
For student projects - we stock steel and aluminium size range 1mm to 8mm. Can order on request.
Machine accuracy is up to (plus or minus 0.1mm) not for high tolerance work.
Milling Machine is manually operated used for cutting/drilling metal and plastic using various cutting tools.
X 910mm, Y 400mm, Z 415mm,
Drilling Machine is manually operated used for drilling metal, wood, plastic
400mm x 400mm x 600 mm height
Centre Lathe (Metal Cutting)
The Metal Cutting Lathe is manually operated used for cutting/drilling metal and plastic using various cutting tools.
Chuck 3jaw 200mm
Chuck 4 Jaw 250mm
Spindle Bore 52mm
Swing 410mm x 1000mm
Tailstock No 4 Morse taper
Bandsaw Vertical and Horizontal
Bandsaws are manually operated used for cutting Metal, Wood, plastic.