LASER CUTTER RESERVATIONS ARE ONLINE
In order to use the laser cutters, make an online reservation on one of the three Universal X660 or PLS 675 laser cutters. No more paper list that no one follows. No more waiting on line or sleeping in the hall.
Students are allowed to make reservations in one hour blocks for a maximum of two hours a week.
A fourth laser cutter is reserved for walk up jobs with no appointment necessary. Jobs on Laser #4 are limited to 45 min. It is intended for short emergency cutting. If you have one piece you lost or forgot to cut, that is what Laser #4 is for, not production work.
3D Printing and CNC forms are now online
In order to use the 3D printers or CNC mills, you need to fill out an online form. Use the links to the right to learn more before submitting the form.
You now can laser cut directly out of Rhino 3D and Adobe Illustrator, as well as AutoCAD. This means no more trying to convert files to AutoCAD only to find the laser cutter will not cut splines and you lose your spot in line because you have to go back and re-export. Get more info here and download the Zip of all the templates here.
Laser cutting per minute charges have been phased out and students will be cutting their own work under the guidance of trained operators.
The school recently acquired a large 4x8’ CNC mill and a Mcor Iris 3D paper printer. These devices are now available for use.
Hit up the links on the right for specific info on each process, such as hours for use, how to submit work, cost for use, and type of materials permitted.