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Semester hours:

Mon- Fri 9 am-4 pm

Wed, 1 pm-4 pm

**New Simplified help guide for setting up your files! Click Here for PDF

We have a Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 laser cutter, which is designed and engineered for light manufacturing and prototyping, the VlS4.60 is a single laser platform that offers a choice of six laser cartridges ranging in power from 10-60 watts. It is located in room 524 on the 5th floor of the Academic building. The laser cutter is run by trained student monitors.

Laser Appointment Guidelines

1. One hour maximum appointments

2. Should your file have problems, the time it takes to fix the file is considered part of your time.

3. We will only cut the materials and quantities that were recorded when making the appointment.

4. We determine appointment length based upon your description of what you will like to get done.

How to Submit Your Files for Cutting

Ringling Students can have materials cut on the laser cutters by dropping off files and materials with a monitor. Only work related to Ringling courses will be cut, no personal or commercial work will be cut. Your material must fit on the 24"x 18" laser cutter bed, if its too large, you must trim it down to size PRIOR to dropping it off, the Monitor will not trim oversized material for you.

Students must supply their own materials. Bring your files on a USB memory stick to the room and the monitor will copy them to the computer. Your files must use the template guidelines on the Laser cutter instructions PDF.

If you are still having trouble, here is a simplified help guide. Click Here for PDF

Acceptable Materials

-Plexiglass, Acrylic - up to 1/4" thick

-Wood - up to 3/8" thick, double check with monitor by bringing the material because some wood might have layers of glue, and we cannot cut on those.

-Fabrics (cotton/denim/etc)

-paper, construction paper,  mat-board.

-Glass (only etching)

If you have any questions bring the material to the room and a monitor can tell you if the material can be cut.

Prohibited Materials

Lexan, PVC, vinyl, foam core, metal, rocks, Optix Acrylic Sheet. Prohibited materials could melt on the lasser bed or release toxic gas. Plastics can release carcinogens such as benzene.