Laser Cutter: Epilog Fusion M2

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Welcome to the Epilog Fusion M2 laser cutter induction. Below is an overview of laser cutting and the machine we use at KWMC The Factory. Please then work through the course content below.

Once finished, you will need to complete a short quiz. You will need to score 100% to complete the online induction, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you need.

The course will take between 1-2 hours to complete, please get in touch if you need any support.


Laser cutting is a digital fabrication process that uses a thin, focused, laser beam to cut and etch materials into custom designs, patterns, and shapes.

The machine is compatible with digital vector files. Vector files create a dot to dot pathway of points and lines that guide the laser head around your design.

Laser cutting can be used to create a wide range of products, including jewellery, gifts, greetings cards and invitations, awards, branded merchandise, models, toys and games, and home decor. It also has applications within fashion and textiles, architecture, electronics, furniture making and fabrication. The list is endless!

Our machine

Epilog Fusion 32 M2: 60W CO2 Laser Cutter
Maximum cutting area: 812.8 x 508 mmm (32″ x 20″)
Maximum material thickness for cutting: 6mm
File formats: PDF, SVG, EPS, AI, DXF (save all as PDF)

Cut & engrave: laser grade plywood, acrylic, engraving laminates, paper, card, laser rubber, cork, foam, fabric, leather, felt, mylar, tyvek

Engrave only: slate, stone, brick, glass, hardwoods, anodised aluminium, metal treated with Cermark spray

Cannot cut or engrave: untreated metal, MDF, vinyl / PVC (TOXIC!), non-laser grade plywood

NOTE: Laser plywood is made using specific, formaldehyde free glue that is safe and effective to laser cut. The sheet construction ensures there are no gaps in the ply which could lead to air bubbles, and the sheets are the correct density to allow reliable and consistent cutting.