Member Laser Use

June 8, 2017

Howdy Members!

We have made some recent upgrades to our laser cutter/engraver, so we figured this would be a good time to remind everyone of the proper steps to using the laser. Below are some new features and general rules for using the machine.

What’s new?
The Tube: The laser has a brand new tube! What does that mean? It’s like buying a new engine for your car – it has a lot more power! Be sure to bring extra material so that you can run a test.

The Lock: Just like some of our other tools in the shop, the laser now has a lock. Since laser tubes should be replaced after a certain number of hours used, we’ll be keeping close track of laser use times so that we’ll know when it’s time to get another one. As with all locked tools, if anyone attempts to bypass a lock or tampers with a lock without first checking in with a staff member, their membership will be terminated.

What do I need to do in order to use the laser?
Requirements:
-Active membership (any level)
-Complete New Member Orientation
-Complete the Laser Cutter Basics class
Reservations:
The laser is available to members M-F 6 pm-9:30 pm and Sat-Sun 9 am-8:30 pm.
Anyone who wishes to use the laser must reserve time through the front desk over the phone or in person.
To start your reservation, check in with the Member Representative at the front desk. They will unlock the machine for you, at which time your session will begin.
Payment:
When you have completed your job, check out at the front desk so that they can record your end time and lock the machine.
Pay the laser usage fee of $25/30 mins at the front desk.
Cleanup: As always, make sure the area is clear of any debris and tidy before you leave. Double check to make sure you have your thumb drive and any other project pieces or materials.

Did you know…?
Members can purchase pre-paid punch cards for $125 that are good for 6 half hour sessions – save $25! (can be purchased at front desk)
If you’ve completed the basics class and need a refresher or still need a helping hand getting started, email classes@adxportland.com to schedule a Laser Lab
Can’t wait to see what new laser projects unfold!

As always, let our friendly staff and working members know if you need any help, and happy making!

PS: GALLERY OPENING + POP-UP SHOP TOMORROW AND BIRTHDAY PARTY ON SATURDAY!!!!!!!

-The ADX Crew

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