[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser engraver needs to go back in the DJ booth

Jeff Tchang jeff.tchang at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 10:13:57 PDT 2012


Did someone try to engrave ABS?

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Gian Pablo Villamil
<gian.pablo at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> I remember a lot of effort went into prepping that room for the laser.
>
>
>
> On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:32 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
>
> No, we should not put the Electron microscope in the DJ booth.  We should
> not prioritize some prime real-estate for something few, if anyone, will
> use.
>
> We NEED to put the laser engraver BACK in the DJ booth because we need to
> put it in a room where the pollutants that escape it can easily be evacuated
> outside, easily, with a huge array of fans.
>
> WHY?!?!?!?!?
>
> Because people will laser engrave shit in it that is POISONOUS!  We need to
> put the laser engraver someplace where we can control it's fumes.
>
> Not only that, we need to keep the ducting as short as possible to evacuate
> smoke more quickly to improve cutting.  Smoke in the chamber means smoke in
> the beam.  Smoke in the beam means diffused energy.  Diffused energy means
> weak cutting.  This will also mean the optics will foul more quickly.
>
> I have told this to a bunch of people individually, but they are still
> ignoring it.  So now I am making a stink...
>
> ...before idiots start stinking up Noisebridge with cyanide from laser
> engraving ABS
>
> Please, don't be idiots.  Put...the laser...back.
>
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