Laser Cutters for Education
The Oculus range of laser cutters have been installed into schools and universities throughout the UK in many departments.
Designs are brought to life with the easy to use Oculus laser range for many budding designers and engineers. They are ideal for cutting and engraving many media intricately and with precision. Cylindrical items can also be etched by using the optional rotary attachment.
Typically, the extraction hose supplied with the laser is placed outside an external door or window when in operation. However, with all of the Oculus range, we can provide BOFA filtration units should this not be an option. The filtration unit connects to the Oculus laser and then extracts directly. Therefore, removing the need to extract externally.
We take safety very seriously and on every laser cutter we have an automatic safety shut-off function. This function stops the laser immediately should any little wandering fingers try and open the cover.
The Oculus laser cutter comes with RDWorks v8. This software can be used as a design package. It can also act as a control system to the laser for imported files from other software packages. Software such as 2D Design by Techsoft, Illustrator, Photoshop and CorelDraw are all compatible with all of the Oculus laser cutters. RDWorks is an easy to use software package for both teachers and students.
This space-saving laser cutter is perfect for sheet materials up to 600 x 900mm and up to 9mm thickness. Prices starting from £3,250 plus vat.
A medium-sized laser with the ability to take up to 20mm materials such as acrylic and MDF in larger sheets. Prices starting from £5,000 plus vat.
All Oculus lasers are inclusive of delivery, installation and training, along with 1 year on-site warranty. We also offer extended warranty and annual service packages.
CNC Routers for Colleges & Universities
Liverpool John Moores University
CNC routers are popular amongst universities to produce 2D and 3D objects out of wood, plastics, foam and many more materials. Universities and schools across the world have produced many prototypes using their CNC machines. CNC routers are popular in departments such as architecture, woodworking, physics and engineering, for projects and also research and development.
Students can use the CNC machine comfortably and this is due to the extensive training we provide. Machine and software training consists of outlining the full capabilities and limitations which, are achievable and is offered to either students and teachers. We will also guide you through the necessary house-keeping to ensure the machine continues to run optimally.
The Olympus and Pegasus range of CNC woodworking machines are available in many sizes. The most popular size being 8’x4′. Both CNC ranges can include safety features such as light beam barriers. The barriers ensure automatic shut-off and this is created by an invisible guard around the CNC router. Furthermore, we can apply pressure mats on the ground next to the CNC router. When pressed, they will also cease the operation of the machine.
VCarve Pro software is inclusive with all of our CNC routers. This software provides a powerful solution for creating and cutting parts on a CNC router and includes necessary toolpaths. You can also import files into VCarve Pro from various design software. Additionally, tutorials are also available to watch, which cover all aspects of the software.
Olympus CNC Router
The Olympus CNC is ideal for the novice and entry-level user. This manual tool change CNC router machine has a vacuum bed and 6kw spindle. The Olympus CNC is also available in single phase.
Pegasus ATC Router
The Pegasus ATC is more advance and has a super quick automatic tool change facility. Also, this CNC router is made up of a strong vaccum table and precision Italian HSD spindle.