Learn how to prepare laser cutting files for superior quality manufacturing with uMake.ca


Table Size: We are able to cut and engrave material with a size of 4′ x 10′ as our machine is designed for oversized materials. We also have a 5′ x 5′ machine. Our Laser machine can also perform rotational engraving for materials up to 150 mm diameter, or 6″ diameter.


Umake can laser cut Acrylic up to 1/2″ thick and wood up to 1/4″ thick. For material that is up to 250 mm or 10 inches thick, they can fit in our laser machine for engraving.


We are able to translate most file types but for a speedy estimate, it is best to provide BMP (1 color depth) for engraving and DXF for laser cutting. Other files accepted for laser cutting include dwg, .ai and .svg.

Laser Cutting

Step 1

Laser cutting is the manufacturing process of melting, burning or vaporizing a material with computer line artwork. Laser cutting is applied to many industries from industrial manufacturing to furniture and ornaments. Once a material has been cut with a laser, a nice clean cutting edge remains with no post production finishing required. Laser cutting can deliver extremely high detail up to 0.01 mm tolerance, opening a world of flexibility for designers and engineers. Umake utilized a number of laser cutting technologies including, flat sheet laser cutting, continuous material laser cutting and rotary laser cutting. The Umake laser technology can be applied to most materials and industries.

If you want to cut multiple parts, position them so material wastage is kept to a minimum. The machine reads vector strokes of hairline thickness in red 0.01mm. We will then check your files to ensure they are ready for laser cutting.

  • Step 2

Review our material inventory or advise what material you would like to be laser cut. We then lay your chosen material in our machine bed and configure the machine to cut your file. We adjust the Power, Speed and Frequency of the laser to suit your specific material.

  • Step 3

The laser will then follow the paths of your drawing file to cut out the shape(s) of your file. Typically, we will apply a protective backing that can be peeled away after the cutting is complete. This protects the surface of your material from heat and burn marks.