Powell Makerspace Laser Safety Test

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Powell Makerspace Laser Safety Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What needs to be checked before using the laser (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Water Level

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Tray is clear of debris

    • D. 

      That no one is watching

  • 2. 
    Why is it important to know what you can and can not cut and/or etch with the laser cutter? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Danger of fire

    • B. 

      Danger of some stealing your great idea

    • C. 

      Danger of toxic fumes

    • D. 

      It can damage the lens

  • 3. 
    Which of these true? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Never run the laser while you are not in the room

    • B. 

      Always keep the area around the laser free of debris, clutter and flammable materials

    • C. 

      It is not you're responsibility to clean the area when you done working on your project

    • D. 

      Keep the interior of the laser cutter, including the table tray, clean and free of debris

    • E. 

      It is safe to etch reflective materials, such as a mirror

    • F. 

      Ensure your filtration or exhaust systems are properly cleaned and maintained

  • 4. 
    Always log your use of the laser before leaving the room. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the largest size of material that can be placed inside the laser cutter bed?
    • A. 

      12x12

    • B. 

      20x12

    • C. 

      20x20

  • 6. 
    What do you do if you notice debris in the laser tray that someone left after their use? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Leave it, if someone left it, it is not a problem

    • B. 

      Clean the vector grid

    • C. 

      Remove the vector grid and clean out the tray using a cloth, small brush or vacuum cleaner.

    • D. 

      Vacuum the inside of the laser out

  • 7. 
    Which of these items, while not banned, vary greatly in their makeup, consistency, composition, and standards, making them in need of extra attention during etching or cutting? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Plywood

    • C. 

      Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

    • D. 

      Cork

  • 8. 
    ​Which of these items are safe to cut and/or etch in these in our laser? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Acrylic

    • B. 

      PVC / Vinyl

    • C. 

      Silicone

    • D. 

      Nylon

    • E. 

      Polycarbonate / Lexan

    • F. 

      Polypropylene

    • G. 

      Polystyrene / HIPS / GPPS /HDPE

    • H. 

      Foam

    • I. 

      Polyurethane

    • J. 

      Mylar

  • 9. 
    Which of these are safe to etch and/or cut in our laser? (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Denim

    • B. 

      Leather

    • C. 

      Cotton

  • 10. 
    It is safe to use the laser when lid is open?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    It is safe to add tap water to the water bucket if it is low?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If you want to cut/etch a material not listed as safe, what do you do?
    • A. 

      Try it and see, but stay close in case of fire

    • B. 

      Call someone who uses a laser cutter somewhere else and ask them

    • C. 

      Get pre-approval from a makerspace laser cutter expert staff member ([email protected]) by providing a material data safety sheet (MDSS) for the material and ONLY AFTER you receive approval, cut/etch

    • D. 

      Send the SDS (formerly MSDS) off to [email protected] after researching it, asking for it to be added to the list on the wall and in the notebook, and go ahead and cut it

  • 13. 
    Who is responsible for the safe operation of the laser?
    • A. 

      The Makerspace

    • B. 

      The roaming gnome

    • C. 

      Myself - I signed a waiver and acknowledge that I understand how to safely use the equipment

    • D. 

      The Makerspace staff