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== Safety Precautions ==
 
== Safety Precautions ==
  
(a work in progress)
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{{{precautions}}}
  
== How to Use ==  
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== How to Use ==
LaserCad software is available on \\atlas\Media
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<br><br>
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Step 1: Ask Someone who is certified for instructions <br/>
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Step 2: Read Instructions. <br/>
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Step 3: Place Instructions in Laser Engraver. <br/>
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Step 4: Burn them... <br/>
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Step 5: Wing it...
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== Materials ==
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of materials.
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This editing of this wiki table is just starting.  On the wall next to the laser cutter you will find a longer list of safe/unsafe materials.
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{| style="width: 100%; text-align:left;" class="wikitable"
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!colspan="4"|<big>Unsafe Materials</big>
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!style="width: 20%"|Material
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!style="width: 5%; text-align:center"|Marks
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!Notes
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|HDPE
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|[[File:recycle2.png]]
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|Although tempting due to its ready availability (milk jugs), it melts, catches fire, and makes a big mess.
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|PVC
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|[[File:recycle3.png]]
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|Releases Chlorine gas!  Dangerous to breathe and corrosive to the equipment.
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|Polypropylene Foam
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|[[File:recycle5.png]]
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|Melts and catches fire easily.
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|Polystyrene Foam
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|[[File:recycle6.png]]
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|Melts and catches fire easily.
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|Resin Code 7
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|[[File:recycle7.png]]
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|This symbol is a catch-all for various plastics and plastic combinations.  Avoid any plastic with this symbol because its composition is unknown.  Acrylic plastic (a.k.a. Plexiglas) is safe to cut and is also resin code 7, but so are many which are not safe to work with.
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|ABS plastic
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|[[File:recycle_abs.png]]
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|Emits Cyanide! (do you need another reason?).  Fine then, it melts and makes a mess too.
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|Other Plastic
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|None
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|Avoid any unmarked plastic because its composition is unknown.
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|Artificial leather and other vinyl
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|None
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|See PVC, above
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{| style="width: 100%; text-align:left;" class="wikitable"
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!colspan="4"|<big>Safe Materials</big>
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!Material
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!Cutting
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!Engraving
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!Notes
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|Wood-solid
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|Yes
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|Yes
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|Woods with high resin or oil content may catch fire.
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|Wood-MDF
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|Yes
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|Yes
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|Engraved surface may become pitted due to glue and wood particles being burnt at different rates by the laser
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|Acrylic
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|Yes
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|Yes
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|Engraving at high power levels may cause many small fractures to appear, due to high localized heat and expansion.
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== Fine-Tuning ==
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Suggestions for getting the best results from various materials, using this laser cutter.
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Revision as of 11:08, 6 May 2014

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  • Make/Model: {{{model}}}
  • Usability: {{{doesitwork}}}
  • Contact: {{{contact}}}
  • Where: {{{where}}}
  • Certification Needed: {{{certification}}}
  • Hackable: {{{hackable}}}
  • Estimated Value: {{{value}}}

Safety Precautions

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