Laser Lab Co-Champions and Trainers
How to get trained on the laser cutters!
Basic Lenox/ULS Lasers
If you are new to lasers, these trainings are offered sporadically as requested on MMS email list - while space is open to the general membership - Find Hapto's or Ellen Fulton's phone number on the members only list or the champion board (the internet has spiders) and send a text to get a training rolling. Lenox Laser trainings are limited to 3 people, to allow for hands on opportunities, and to gain confidence and competency on the equipment. Refreshers are available as needed.
100w "Boss Laser" at Norwich
Boss Laser trainings will be offered on Mondays at 6pm by Carl Stevens in tandem with Model Mondays (and cancelled when that meeting is cancelled.) Confirm on the message board if needed. It is preferable that you complete Lenox Laser trainings before you attend a training at Norwich.
Trainers (for Norwich 100w)
looking for other trainers and maintainers, contact Hapto
to step up and get involved!
Rules and Etiquette
If your project is going to take more than 1 1/2 hours or you need more than one cutter, please reserve the laser cutter on the members-only email list as far as you can in advance
. Give grace to any overlap and work it out with other users - we are a shared resource.
Check your optics before you start! If the optics are dirty, you will get a bad cut, but more importantly, dirty optics can crack the lens, and decrease the lifespan of the laser tube.
Any print jobs left completely unattended will be immediately stopped. IF YOU FIND THE LAB UNATTENDED WITH THE LASER RUNNING, take a hot minute, to wait (or holler) for a person to return. If they do not return in 3-5 minutes, you are fully authorized to stop the job. Stopping the job will ruin the material and cause the work to be repeated.
Additionally,If you are making a profit from something at the space (laser cutter or otherwise) the guidelines are that you should be contributing 5% of your profit towards the machines you are using, in order to pay for their upkeep, and wear and tear. Please remember that even if you are running your business on these machines, you have no more right to use the machines than any other member, with the possible exception of the actual owner of the machine.
Laser Lab Archive
History of Lasercutters and exhaust technology in the history of the Milwaukee Makerspace pre 2022.