A guide for learning about and getting started on projects in the libraries makerspaces.

What are milling and cutting?

Vinyl cutting is the process of using precision cutting tools in an automated machine to cut out designs either from solid vinyl, or around a printed design. Some of these tools can also be used to cut paper and other materials for a variety of purposes including paper crafts, patch making, and leatherwork.

Our equipment and tools


Cricut Maker

  • Uses simple software online through DesignSpace
  • Some fonts and designs are behind a paywall
  • Maximum cut size is 12 in wide x 24 in length

Roland GS-24

  • Uses software on a computer to render designs
  • Perfect for large format cut projects
  • Maximum width is 24 in with no maximum length




Universal Laser PLS 6.75

  • Points of interest

Nomad 883 Pro

  • CNC Mill
  • Points of interest

Mayku Formbox

  • Vacuum former
  • Points of interest

Dremel 4300

  • Handheld and portable
  • Multiple tool heads for a variety of materials and products


Additional resources

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2021 11:21 AM