Asylasaur

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=DESCRIPTION=
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The Asylasaur is the Asylum's version of the Lasersaur Laser cutter. It has a 100W CO2 laser and a 1220x610mm (48x24") cutting bed.
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The Asylasaur is the Asylum's version of the Lasersaur Laser cutter. It has a 180W CO2 laser and a 1220x610mm (48x24") cutting bed.
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=MATERIALS THAT CAN BE CUT/ETCHED=
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=Laser Appropriate Materials=
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Because the wiki often has trouble dealing with long pages with lots of large tables, please consult the separate [[Materials Cutting Chart]] (alternative and perhaps better tools for cutting a given material) and [[Asylasaur_Material_List]] (materials that laser-cut/etch well or poorly, plus suggested settings) before undertaking a project in a new material.
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Many materials are unable, unsafe or unpleasant to use in the laser cutter.
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Reference the [[Asylasaur_Material_List]] for a list of materials that laser-cut/etch well or poorly, plus suggested settings.  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIST!
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For a more general list of how to cut various materials with Asylum tools you can reference this page: [[Materials Cutting Chart]].
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=Operation Checklist=
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=Asylasaur Operation Checklist=
{{Cb}} Turn on Ventilation, Cooling and Air assist systems
{{Cb}} Turn on Ventilation, Cooling and Air assist systems
{{Cb}} Log in to Laser PC as cutter
{{Cb}} Log in to Laser PC as cutter
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{{Cb}} Put on safety goggles as appropriate
{{Cb}} Put on safety goggles as appropriate
{{Cb}} Send to Asylasaur
{{Cb}} Send to Asylasaur
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{{Cb}} Watch for fire, errors, headcrash
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{{Cb}} Watch for fire, errors, missing or misdirected laser, headcrash
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{{Cb}} Allow ventilation (at least 3min for plastics)
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{{Cb}} Allow ventilation (at least 3 min after plastics)
{{Cb}} Remove work, clean bed
{{Cb}} Remove work, clean bed
{{Cb}} Log off machine
{{Cb}} Log off machine
{{Cb}} Hit eStop
{{Cb}} Hit eStop
{{Cb}} Power down support systems
{{Cb}} Power down support systems
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=Asylasaur Training=
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Asylasaur training is covered in the Asylum Laser Cutter Training class.  Class attendance is required to offset the machine lease and testing expenses as well as ensuring everyone has been informed of all safety policies and the expectation that they contribute to the group knowledge base.

Revision as of 17:17, 9 August 2014

Tools at the Asylum
Asylasaur
Large Format Laser Cutter

Picture of generic Lasersaur

General Info
MakeLasersaur
Model14.01
Serial007
Mfr. Specs
ManualProject Lasersaur manual
Training (experimental section)
Tool SpeciesLaser Cutters
(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)
Asylum Info
LocationDigital Fabrication
Reservations
OwnerDerek Seabury
Operational Status
Latest Status
?'s/Problems
QR Code



The Asylasaur is the Asylum's version of the Lasersaur Laser cutter. It has a 100W CO2 laser and a 1220x610mm (48x24") cutting bed.

Laser Appropriate Materials

Many materials are unable, unsafe or unpleasant to use in the laser cutter. Reference the Asylasaur_Material_List for a list of materials that laser-cut/etch well or poorly, plus suggested settings. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIST! For a more general list of how to cut various materials with Asylum tools you can reference this page: Materials Cutting Chart.

Asylasaur Operation Checklist


☐ Turn on Ventilation, Cooling and Air assist systems
☐ Log in to Laser PC as cutter
☐ Open Firefox
☐ Load image to cut
☐ Confirm size is accurate
☐ Load material in Laser
☐ Disengage eStop switch
☐ Set offset in Move/jog tab
☐ In Laser jobs tab set passes, speed, power and colors
☐ Note cut time, enter on log sheet
☐ Put on safety goggles as appropriate
☐ Send to Asylasaur
☐ Watch for fire, errors, missing or misdirected laser, headcrash
☐ Allow ventilation (at least 3 min after plastics)
☐ Remove work, clean bed
☐ Log off machine
☐ Hit eStop
☐ Power down support systems

Asylasaur Training

Asylasaur training is covered in the Asylum Laser Cutter Training class. Class attendance is required to offset the machine lease and testing expenses as well as ensuring everyone has been informed of all safety policies and the expectation that they contribute to the group knowledge base.

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