You must have a reservation to use the laser cutter.  Reservations can be made with the desk staff during our open hours.  Laser cutting is $5/hour.

How to Prepare Your File

How to Use the Laser Cutter



Lime powder MSDS



Safety and Fines


Use of prohibited materials could result in the material melting to the laser cutter bed and/or the release of toxic fumes. Due to the severity in risk, cutting prohibited materials will result in loss of lab privileges and possible fines for damages. Please note that the University Co-op sells material that looks like acrylic but is made of PVC and styrene, and is therefore prohibited. 

For more information on materials that can possibly be cut (not all materials listed are approved by SOA IT), please see and contact the SOA IT office for approval for use on the laser cutters.

Prohibited Materials