Laser Cutter - Bumblebee

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There are two of these. They are identical.

  1. Name: Bumblebee
    Owner: Group-owned, purchased with funds collected from far and wide.
  2. Name: Wolverine
    Owner: Roger Slykhouse
Laser Cutter - Bumblebee
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Name Bumblebee and Wolverine
Make Model Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1280
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location West wall, you can't miss it.
Authorization Required
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Put the rules that govern the use of this tool here.

  • Who is allowed to use it?
  • Is there any traning required before use?


Time-of-cut checklist:

  1. Place material (square to edge of honeycomb).
  2. Cover inactive honeycomb area except an "intake" in front of the material. This directs smoke away from the gantry.
  3. Turn on main switch. This should bring up the chiller and air-assist pump.
  4. Push gently on rubber hose to trigger chiller alarm, verifying that it's awake.
  5. Turn keyswitch to on, and wait for boot and home to complete.
  6. Jog head over to start of cut.
  7. Grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z.
  8. Wave hand under head and verify that air-assist is blowing.
  9. Download design from LaserCut software.
  10. Keep one hand over emergency-stop while using Test to check boundaries.
  11. Turn on the exhaust fan.
  12. Lift the fire extinguisher and set it back down. This verifies that your muscle-memory knows where it is.
  13. Press Start.
  14. DO NOT WALK AWAY. See for why.

Maintenance Info

Does this thing need it's oil changed every 30 cycles? People need to know!


A list of commonly asked questions


What problems does this thing have, or are there improvements that would make it better.