Laser Cutter Training

General Information

Before you can get access to the laser cutter in the lab, you first need to be in a Bioengineering class which requires laser cutting as defined by the Lab Director. Next you will need to complete a two-stage process to be completely trained on the laser. The two stages CANNOT be completed on the same day.

Training certifications last through May of each year. Users will need to retrain after each May.

Stage 1

Note: This procedure is identical to that used by MEAM. If there is a discrepancy, please let the Bioengineering Lab Staff know immediately. You can use your object drawing to gain access to MEAM's RPL lab.

1. Write your Full First Name centered on the top left-hand corner, 0.5'' away from the top edge and your Full Last Name in the bottom left-hand corner, 0.25'' from the bottom edge.

2. Write your PennCard Number centered on the top right-hand corner, 0.5'' away from the top edge.

3. Centered underneath your PennCard Number, put your Penn Card Version. This is the two digit number following your ID number and should generally start with a '0'.

4. Write your PennCard Expiration Date centered on the bottom right-hand corner, 0.25'' away from the bottom edge. Note: Expiration date is NOT the day that you will be attending the cutting session, or "today's" date...

Use the following color code:

1. Set the outline of your shape to RED

2. Set your name and PennCard info to YELLOW

3. Create a GREEN hatch for the raster area in the middle

Stage 2