Vinyl Cutting

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The Vinyl Cutting Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.
Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.



Vinyl Cutter Area
Vinyl Cutting Area

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 Captain -- Volunteers needed

Classes

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

Training

Some vinyl materials contain PVC. Do not use these on either of our laser engravers.
(e.g. Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film and Con-Tact brand paper)
Pick the small Application Launcher button from CorelDRAW, and then "Send Cut Lines to CM3".
If you receive a no Media Error, and your job pauses, try pressing ENTER to override the sensor and continue your cutting.

Tips

To turn on the lights on the vinyl cutter cart, use the remote and point at the receiver near the power strip.

For Help

Message in PPM Slack channel #vinyl-cutter

Equipment Lists

24" Graphtec cutter

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vinyl cutter 24" Cutting Plotter

Level 2 Equipment

Graphtec CE5000‑60

$500

yes PPM

(donated by
PARADIGM SYSTEMS)

working
Vinyl cutter cart lighting remote
Vinyl cutter cart lighting remote no PPM working
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Vinyl Cutting Computer

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
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PC HP h8-1117c

$250

no PPM working
monitor Dell V226HQL

$100

no PPM working
wired mouse

and keyboard

Amazon

(both)

amazon basics

(both)

$10 each

no PPM working
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Description

The vinyl cutting PC is not a design workstation. Please limit the use of the station to printing/cutting only.

34" VEVOR cutter

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34" vinyl cutter VEVOR KI-870 Theo ? In storage
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Hand Tools

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

Cost
Vinyl $0.25/foot
R Tape $0.25/foot
TOTAL $0.50/foot
Donate for "Vinyl Stickers and R Tape" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.
Help Us Keep Stocked Up!
Some vinyl materials contain PVC. Do not use these on either of our laser engravers.
(e.g. Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film and Con-Tact brand paper

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

CorelDRAW X6 (64-Bit)

Cutting Master 3

Showcase

Photo Gallery

(in no particular order)


PPM YouTube Channel

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

Other Fun Stuff

instructables -- Vinyl cutting ideas



Maker logo


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