Laser Cutter Safety and Operations
Operator must always be present and attentive when laser is in operation
What are the safety requirements when using the laser cutter
fire extinguisher in sight
natural fiber clothes
Lid is closed
material to be cut is properly identified
What special preparation should be done before cutting extra thick material?
lower the bed
increase water cooler volume
Never cut material over 1/4 in unless specially trained
Rotate materials 90 degrees
what must be done before turning on the laser cutter
insure safety requirements are met
bed is clear of any materials or debris
mirrors are aligned
water chiller is on and no alarms are present
venting is on
computer is on
what materials cannot be cut
what should you do if you don't know the type of material you want to cut
compare with other material
ask area manager
perform test on small sample
put exhaust on high
What items can cause hazards to you when operating a laser cutter?
Improper power and speed settings
not having proper safety equipment
cutting wrong material
cutting thick materials
leaving laser cutter unattended
Operating laser cutter with lid open
what operations can cause damage to the laser cutter ?
improper speed and power settings
cutting with no materials on bed
not having water chiller running
having material thicker than 1/4 inch when laser cutter resets
Why must the laser cutter always be actively attended when in use ?
a fire can break out at any time
computer or laser cutter can reset at any time
make sure the material is being fully cut
chiller or venting can go off at any time
operator must take action immediately when malfunction occurs
what items are necessary to operate the laser cutter
rubber soled shoes
safety glasses and fire extinguisher
When you turn on the chiller, an alarm is indicated on the display, what do you do ?
Ignore as long as it powers up
use lower power setting
stop and turn off all equipment, find certifier or tag equipment as nonoperational
what is the first action an operator must do in event of malfunction?
call area manager
alert other in the area
grab fire extinguisher
hit red stop button
open lid and remove material
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