Laser

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The Laser Engraver/Cutter Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 3 equipment.

Additional training is required to use our Level 3 equipment.

 Laser Area  hand tools should be marked with red tape or paint.

Safety First

Members must know the following information:

Covid-19 notice

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 11 fire extinguishers in the building.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available throughout the Makerspace.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in the Kitchen, CNC Room and Wood Shop Areas.

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.


Classes and Training

Area Captains

Robbie Cochran (Epilog Laser)
Lisa MacNicol (BOSSLASER)

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

Robbie Cochran (Epilog Laser)
Nicolas Ordahl (BOSSLASER)


Watch these videos on LightBurn BEFORE (BOSSLASER) CLASS!
Lesson 1 First Time User
Lesson 2 LightBurn UI Walkthrough
Lesson 3 Cut Settings
LightBurn Basics #1 Importing, Selection, Grouping, Movement
LightBurn Basics #2 Text and Offsetting
LightBurn Basics # 3 Trace Image and Weld
Pikes Peak Makerspace Boss Laser Intro -- external link to PPM YouTube channel
ALWAYS ensure the work area interior and exterior is clean before and after your work.


Tips

DO NOT cut materials with PVC on either laser, this will release chlorine gas which is toxic.

For Help

Message in PPM Slack channel #laser-cutter



Warn.png The following pages contain historical information. The pages are provided for reference only.

Introduction to the Zing Laser‏‎ (15:26, 20 May 2015)

Laser Cutting Material Table‏‎ (15:41, 21 May 2015)

Laser Cutting Acrylic‏‎ (16:31, 24 November 2015)


Equipment Lists

BOSSLASER

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
BOSS LASER engraver
Boss 150 Watt

CO2 Laser

Level 3 badge
Boss LS-3655

$20,000

Operators Manual PPM working (12/28/21)
BOSS LASER OUTFEED TABLE
OUTFEED TABLE Mike Mike PPM working (12/28/21)
Industrial Chiller
Industrial Chiller S&A CW‑5000DG Maintenance Manual PPM working (12/28/21)
Compressor
Compressor PPM being repaired

(01/22/22)

BOSS LASER Computer
Computer HP h8-1117c

$250

PPM working (12/28/21)
27" Monitor Dell

$100

PPM working (12/28/21)
rotary attachment for Boss Laser PPM ?
Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description


Zing LASER

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
Zing LASER.jpg
Zing 30 Watt Laser
Level 3 badge
Epilog Laser 10000 Laser System

$5,800

yes, and online PPM working
Computer HP h8-1117c

$250

PPM working
20" Monitor Dell

$100

PPM working
Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description


Hand Tools

 Laser Area  hand tools should be marked with red tape or paint.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

Policies

Equipment Reservations

Materials

DO NOT cut materials with PVC on either laser, this will release chlorine gas which is toxic.
Donate for "Wood Sheet for Laser" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.
Help Us Keep Stocked Up!

PPM Member Benefits

(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft Colorado Springs 10% discount 4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpsters at the back (south side) of the building.
The key to the dumpsters is hanging just inside our back door.

Software

Design Software

Adobe Illustrator (Windows 10 and Macintosh)
Inkscape (cross platform)
Procreate (for Apple iPad)

Printing Software

LightBurn (for BOSSLASER)
Adobe Acrobat (for Epilog LASER)

Showcase

Boss Laser Photo Gallery


Epilog Laser Photo Gallery

PPM YouTube Channel

"featured" videos, (the YouTube "HOME" tab)
"Things we've built", Created playlists, including 3D-printed robotic hand (2015)

Other Fun Stuff

Procreate superpowers



Maker logo


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