We added a strip heater to the front of our laser cutter so you can quickly go from a 2D geometric design and fold it into a 3D part. The sweet spot here is 1/8" acrylic that cuts fast on the laser and heats fast for bending. Why do we have the laser on a cart in the first place? When you roll the laser outside for cutting there is no worry about smell from cutting plastic and wood. Even an indoor air filter will leave a Makerspace smelling badly when cutting acrylic.