CUCFL Operating Rules
Make sure you know how machines can hurt you, and how you can hurt them, before
you touch them.
- Do not
use power tools alone, or when you're tired, if you value the integrity of your
and report “near misses” – know this is the best way to prevent something
Epilog Laser Safety
Really Good Things to do:
the “STOP” button if anything goes wrong
the fan on before you begin cutting
materials with care in the upper left corner of the platform in the machine
thirty (30) seconds before opening the cover, after a job is done
off the machine when you are done
sure the fire extinguisher and/or water bottle is by the machine in case there is a small fire
- Use the
right power and speed settings for cardboard, plastic or other materials
Really Dangerous Things (things not to do):
material that could give off dangerous fumes
material that could catch on fire
start the machine cutting something and then walk away – it’s really dangerous!
Things That Could Create Problems:
open the cover while the machine is running – it stops cutting
to cut metal with the laser cutter
something with an uneven surface that trips the cutter off its track
up! Any mess you leave is a direct imposition on someone else who is forced to
clean up after you.
your work areas, and wipe down machines after use.
away used materials in the stock areas.
away tools and safety glasses.
tools are to leave the Lab.
- Do not
install software or change the configuration of the shop computers without
missing supplies, broken machines, or accidents right away: it's far worse for
them to be discovered later.
authorized users are permitted to use powered tools.
- The Fab
Lab functions as a collectively-supported resource; ask yourself how you can
improve it as well as use it.
- Use of
the Fab Lab is a privilege, which can be revoked for any infractions of any of