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Laser Lab

Open to: all students who have taken the mandatory orientation
Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •   Mon-Fri 10:30am-8pm // Sat-Sun 11:30am-7pm.

Academic Year 2023-24 Update

The last day to use the Laser lab will be May 15. We will open again on July 9th with shortened hours. Please check back soon to make a consultation.

NOTE: Epilog Fusion (Our 40″ x 28″ large laser cutter) requires advanced training and setup. It can get busy towards the end of semesters so you may not get immediate access after your consultation. Please email laserlab@newschool.edu if you have questions.

Welcome to the Laser Lab. If you need to book an orientation or set up a consultation please scroll down and locate the appropriate red button.

To use the lab:

  1. Complete a Mandatory Orientation (Do this once, before you ever use the lab)
  2. Book a Technician Consultation (Do this every time you need to use the lab)

If you have questions about Laser Lab access email laserlab@newschool.edu 

Mandatory Orientation

Students and faculty are required to complete an orientation before using the lab.

Orientations are in two parts:

  1. An online Canvas course and quiz which you MUST complete (sign into the “Making Center Trainings and Authorization” course in Canvas using your NetID/password, go to the Modules section, and complete the “Laser Lab (Digital Tools)” module.)
  2. A 30 minute in-person test cut. You will find the link to book your test cut at the end of the Canvas module.

Once you have completed your in-person test cut, you will be given access to the lab.

Note for faculty:

The lab no longer offers class orientations, however we do offer a limited amount of lab introductions, which take about 15 minutes. During the introduction we allow your class brief access to the lab to familiarize with the space and machines, this is not a training period. Due to the high demand of the Laser Lab, we cannot guarantee every class this accommodation. Faculty are expected to attend the introduction and take the orientation ahead of time. Please give us one to two weeks advance notice so we can accommodate you. To request a lab introduction email the lab at laserlab@newschool.edu.

Technician Consultation

Important: Please remember to cancel your consultation if no longer needed. This will allow your cohorts to access the lab. 

After completing an orientation, to use our Laser Cutters, you must make a consultation using the button below. A consultation is a 30 minute meeting where we will review your file and materials, before scheduling your time to use the machines:

  • You cannot make a consultation without having taken an orientation first.
  • You must have a finished file as well as all materials you plan to cut when attending a consultation.
  • Consultations do not guarantee immediate use of the laser cutters. You will either have to wait until a machine is free or until your scheduled use time.  You must attend an in-person consultation in order book a scheduled use time in the future – with a limit of one scheduled use per consultation.  This applies to all laser cutters, including the Epilog Fusion.
  • If you are over 15 minutes late for your scheduled cutting time without notifying the lab, your appointment will automatically be cancelled.

Always read the Laser Lab approved materials list before using the Laser Lab. If you intend to purchase material from us you can view the materials we offer at Material Store. All material purchases must be done at the lab.

About the Laser Lab

The Laser Cutting Lab consists of multiple laser cutters that can be used to cut and engrave a variety of materials.

Always read the Laser Lab approved materials list before using the Laser Lab or laser cutters.

Note: We are no longer cutting through 1/4 plywood. Engraving is ok.

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  Universal VLS 4.60 Laser Cutter (H 18″ x L 24″)
  •  Epilog Laser Fusion M2 (H 28″ x L 40″)

Contact

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