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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:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment

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

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the vented room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this link.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the vented room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.

Covid-19 notice

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain

Jonathan Wommack (Epilog Laser)
View all PPM Area Captains

Area Captain Duties

Classes

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

Training

Jonathan Wommack (Epilog Laser)


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

ALWAYS ensure the work area interior and exterior is clean before and after your work.
The maximum bed size for vector cutting or raster etching is 16” x 12” or less.

Events

For Additional Help

Use the 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

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

$250

N/A PPM working
Monitor, 20" Dell 2007FP

$100

N/A 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

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies

PPM Member Benefits

(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of 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
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers


Additionally, we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Reservations

Materials

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

Red Tags

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Design Software

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape
Procreate

Printing Software

Adobe Acrobat

Member Showcase

Epilog Laser Photo Gallery

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Laser -- BOSS

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

ImagR -- Prepare your image for laser engraving
Bell Laser - After market parts for laser machines
Laser Research Optics - Alternative and cheaper sources of lenses

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

Cut boxes with a laser cutter: MakerCase or Boxes.py




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