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Laser Cutter Safety and Approval Quiz
Score of 100% required to use LWHS lasercutters
Your full name
Your class or D&T section (Drill, Ruler, etc.)
The following material is absolutely unacceptable and dangerous to cut in any laser cutter:
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
If you do not see your material on the list of acceptable laser friendly materials you should:
Do a test cut and see what happens
Research the material and show your research to an instructor for possible approval.
Ask a friend who has used the laser cutter extensively if they think it’s OK to cut.
If anything seems at all wrong during laser focusing or cutting you should:
Hit the emergency stop or power switch immediately and go find an instructor.
Cross your fingers and hope everything is OK.
Give the machine 30 more seconds and see if things start working.
Walk away and pretend nothing happened.
If it’s your first time using the laser cutter or your first time with a certain material, you should do all of the following except:
Watch the safety video
Watch the instructional video / Read the instructions
Test cut a small square or circle to make sure your settings are correct.
Send what you want to cut to the laser cutter and figure things out as you go.
If you have the incorrect settings for the laser cutter, which of the following could happen.
You could start a serious fire
You could destroy a very expensive machine
You could ruin your material
If a fire were to start in the laser cutter, and shutting it off didn’t help what should you do:
Yell for help and use the fire extinguisher on the wall to put the fire out.
Blow on the fire.
Where is the fire extinguisher in the Electronics Lab?
Where are the fire extinguishers in the Jewelry and Computing Room?
To operate the machine you need to turn it on. What other unit must be on to stopping carcinogenic fumes from entering the room:
If you are cutting a 2” x 2” shape from a larger sheet of material, you should place the shape:
As close to an edge or corner as possible to conserve resources
In the center of the material
It doesn’t matter as long as your shape is somewhere on the material
What’s the most sensible and eco-friendly material for testing the machine and/or prototyping:
⅛” MDF (fiberboard) or Cardstock
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