Laser Cutter

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General

  • Owner/Loaner: The Maker Station (Donated by: the good people at BuildYourCNC.com)
  • Serial Number: Prototype
  • Make/Model: Blacktooth Laser Cutter Engraver
  • Arrival Date: When mid 2015
  • Usability: Warning.pngRestricted Usage/Training RequiredWarning.png
  • Contact: #laser-cutter channel on Slack
  • Where: Back shop near the roll up door


Info

General Description space...

LaserCutter Safety.png

General Specs

  • It is a 40 watt laser
  • x approx 600 mm
  • y approx 300 mm
  • z

Permissions

  • Warning.pngRestricted Access Warning.png TRAINING REQUIRED Warning.png
  • Contact knowledgeable makerspace members using the #laser-cutter channel on Slack for training and access to the lasercutter
  • Treat equipment as if it were your own and put away as or better than you found it
  • Allow time for cleaning up after work is complete

Restrictions

  • DO NOT cut material containing chlorine atoms or molecules Skullcrossbones.pngSkullcrossbones.pngSkullcrossbones.png
  • How to test unknown plastics to see if they contain chlorine: https://vimeo.com/1615418

Basic Instructions

=== Use Lightburn to desgin and control the laser

https://lightburnsoftware.com/

Warnings

  • Keep loose hair and sleeves away from all moving parts.
  • Beware of hot parts.
  • Beware of dust, fumes, choking hazards.
  • Never leave machine unattended


Safety Warning.png

  • Do not stare at the laser, it is very bright and can damage your vision
  • Do not operate the laser with the lid open
  • Do not look through any cutouts or openings at the firing laser. It can damage your vision.
  • Make sure the exhaust is vented as appropriate for the materials you are cutting.
  • If you are cutting plastics, make sure you understand what exhaust gases will be produced. Skullcrossbones.pngSome are toxic!!Skullcrossbones.png
  • Never leave the laser cutter operating unattended for any reason! EVER! This poses a very real fire hazard and should be monitored at all times.

File:WarningLaser.png

References