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


Bumblebee and Wolverine

Basic Info

  • Ownership: not specified'
  • Location: West wall, you can't miss it.
  • What it looks like:
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Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1280
  • Part Number: not specified


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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.

Authorized Users and Trainers

Certified Trainers

Trainer NameCertified Date
Andrew Meyer20 August 2013
Devon Truscott20 August 2013
Matt Arnold20 August 2013
Matt Gardeski20 August 2013
Mike Fink20 February 2015
Nate Bezanson20 August 2013
Roger Slykhouse20 August 2013
Terry Wynn20 August 2013

Authorized Users

User NameTrained ByTrained Date
Aaron PrunkardDevon Truscott1 April 2014
Adrienne JohnsonDevon Truscott22 October 2013
Adrienne PattersonMatt Arnold20 September 2013
Alex BellakDevon Truscott23 August 2013
Andrew MeyerDevon Truscott21 August 2013
Anthony GrazianiNate Bezanson7 November 2013
Benjamin FedorkaAndrew Meyer19 July 2014
Bill PuttNate Bezanson11 December 2013
Brace StoutDevon Truscott23 August 2013
Brian WennbergDevon Truscott20 August 2013
Brian WennbergMatt Arnold16 December 2013
Chris BohinskyNate Bezanson2 July 2014
Chris PlatzerDevon Truscott23 August 2013
Daniel UngarDevon Truscott3 September 2103
David HenryNate Bezanson19 December 2014
Derek KuschelDevon Truscott23 August 2013
Devin McPhersonNate Bezanson7 September 2013
Elena IlievaDevon Truscott20 August 2013
Emma WhippleMatt Arnold2 September 2103
Eric MerrillDevon Truscott20 August 2013
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