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Laser Cutting Lab

25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •   Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm , Sat -Sun: 12pm - 7pm
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

LASER LAB WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY FEB 20 FOR PRESIDENTS DAY. We will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday Feb 21.

 

WE ARE NO LONGER USING STARFISH FOR RESERVATIONS

We are now using  WebCheckOut for reservations. You can login via your Newschool account and choose “Making Center E4 Laser Lab”

OVERVIEW

The Laser Cutting Lab consists of nine laser cutters that can be used to cut and engrave a variety of approved plastics and natural materials. Students are required to complete an orientation before using the lab.  Please also consult the laser lab approved materials list and our laser cutting guidelines before using the Laser Cutters.  Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or AutoCAD is strongly advised.

Laser cutting acrylic in E403 Lab

Laser cutting acrylic in E403 Lab

MANDATORY ORIENTATION SIGNUP

Laser Cutter Orientation is mandatory before using the lab.

Orientation Times are:

Tuesdays 2pm,  Wednesdays 1pm, Thursdays 12pm, and Fridays 10am

You can sign up for Orientation on Doodle using this link:

 

RESERVATIONS (Students and Faculty)

Sign in to WebCheckOut with your netID and password and choose a time.

Students may only reserve one hour of laser cutting time per day. A student may only reserve one machine at a time.  

Reservations can only be made on Laser cutters 1 through 8.

The Epilog Large format laser is walk-in only.  Students must be trained and accompanied by a staff member when using the Epilog.

 

Faculty: Email resource@newschool.edu to schedule a class orientation

Safety guidelines, material restrictions, training handouts and file preparation guidelines can all be found under the forms and documents column on the right hand side of this page.