Burbank Makerspace provides one-of-a-kind custom fabrication, technical resources, and professional client services to our community. We also teach invaluable skills to anyone who is willing to learn. We offer custom design and finishing services, not limited to laser cutting and 3D Printing, which are quoted on a project by project basis. Here’s a general overview of some of the services we offer:
Laser Cut Design Services
Atomic Ant Creations laser cutter is available for all your projects. The 24” x 18″ bed size can cut through wood, acrylic, fabric, paper and many more materials. It also engraves in certain metals. It’s great for cutting architectural models, fabric appliqués, rubber gaskets, acrylic parts, and much more. The computer driven laser will cut designs created with most current graphic software programs. Please call us for a quote, schedule and how to set up your file for fastest results. Pricing for laser cutting is calculated using your 2D design file. We accept vector files (like DXF and AI files) for cutting and raster files (such as JPG files) for engraving only. Please design your art to size/scale. (4 inch digital design = 4 inches laser cut.)
3d print Design Services
We have several different models of 3D printers using filament and FDM technology. When designing prints, keep in mind that any part of a model that extends off of the base more than a 45 degree overhang will need support structures (handled by slicing software or modeled in manually). Layer height goes from .4mm height to .1mm height. This affects your print surface and is seen in the “stepping” appearance from FDM prints. Our minimum wall thickness for prints is a suggested 1mm. Since most of our nozzles are a .5mm, we can have lines as thin as .65, however, please proceed with caution as this might result in fragile parts.