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Tiny Cut

Release status: concept

a transportable laser cutter
CAD Models
External Link

Tiny Cut in action

More details are available on the French language version of this page.

For our school project, we want to develop a transportable laser cutter. We are basing our work on the FoldaRap2 because we work in the same lab as Emmanuel.

Goals of this project: We want to develop this machine using off-the-shelves parts or existing projects and technologies. We want to be able, in this project, to create a tiny portable laser cutter in less than 4 months.


With 600€ you can purchase a small laser cutter



  • Printed Parts: 20-21
  • Non-Printed Parts: Laser tube, laser PSU, optical parts, laser water cooling, air assist,
  • Cost: 400 € estimate
  • Cutting Size: 200mm x 200mm
  • Resolution : about ?? mm
  • Speed: ?? mm/s

Special Features

  • Mobile!
  • Portable
  • Modular
  • Innovative
  • Based on standard/cheap 20x20mm aluminium extrusion (with 6mm slot)
  • Easy to build, with few tools (the printed parts are based on a 20mm grid (for overall aesthetic and mostly to ease the design), are generally 3-4mm thick, and fit the beams in a way you have nothing to measure during the assembly
  • With a real CO2 laser tube
  • Small (the entire machine is going to be about 300*300*300 mm) smaller when folded
  • Big RED Power Safety Switch (my favourite detail ^^)
  • Cutting area 200 x 200 mm
  • Easy to place on the work surface (the machine is placed on the material, not the material inside the small machine)


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Some details that I found interesting, related, or want to integrate to this idea of a portable laser cutter.

External links, media/press, etc.

We like feedback from the community:

  1. marinosaurus page mention to be doing this project.
  2. User:Marinosaurus

History // forecast

  • 2013/02: beginning
  • 2013/03: Bills of materials, sourcing, buying
  • 2013/04: Developing CO2 and printing test, Receving the part.
  • 2013/05: Assembling work, and presentation of the project for our school.

Bill of Material Tiny Cut