As you may have seen on the equipment list, we have a Glowforge Basic within the space.
The laser cutter is a very versitile tool, but can be dangerous if used improperly.
Please review the following rules before attempting to utitlize the laser cutter:
¶ NEVER CUT THESE MATERIALS
Do not ever use the follow materials on the laser cutter (due to toxic fumes or catching on fire too easily):
- PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)/vinvyl/pleather
- Thick (>1mm) Polycarbonate/Lexan
- HDPE (Milk Bottle Plastic)
- PolyStyrene Foam
- PolyPropylene Foam
- Coated Carbon Fiber
Failure to comply will result in immediate permanent ban from the UTDesign Makerspace.
¶ The following items are approved for laser cutting:
- Paper/Card Stock
NOTE: Please keep in mind that these materials will no longer approved if coated in a toxic substance.
Speak with Amanda Robles, the Makerspace Faculty Advisor, for materials not included on this list.
Amanda Robles, 972-883-2468, email@example.com
For additional information, here is the Glowforge Safety webpage: