P-Series Full Spectrum 24" x 18" Laser
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The laser cutter is used for educational, non-commercial purposes and may be used by request and with the supervision of trained Makerspace staff. Staff do not create laser cut works for users, but are available for technical support. During the Spring semester, the laser cutter is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to use the laser cutter.
Users will need to supply and bring their own materials. Suggested substances include natural woods, leather, fabrics, heavy cardstock, and acrylics meant for use with laser cutters. Not all plastics are laser cutter-friendly. You must provide Makerspace staff with documented evidence that your material is safe for use with a laser cutter. If you cannot, it will be assumed that it is unsafe and won't be used in the laser cutter. Plastics containing vinyl (PVC, PVF, PVA) and pressure-treated wood are not allowed for use in the laser cutter due to inhalation hazards when cutting these materials. Please read the Plastics Not Allowed in Laser Cutter PDF for a full list of plastics we do not cut. The Makerspace keeps some scrap material, but does not provide materials. Users are required to stay for the entire duration of their job.
Patrons using the laser cutter will need to provide a graphics file. The laser cutter is compatible with most common graphics file formats. For vectoring (cutting) .ai and .svg files are preferred. For rastering (engraving) .jpg, .png, .pdf may be used. Makerspace staff are able to perform limited graphics editing on site. To get the best quality out of our equipment, prepare your files for use in advance.
All users agree to respect the health and safety of the University community and abide by all applicable laws, University policies, Libraries' policies, and the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, The University of Georgia abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials. All users of Makerspace equipment must abide by copyright laws. More information concerning copyright may be found at the University's Office of Legal Affairs.