Laser Member Rules

By signing up for a membership at the University of Florida’s Fab Lab, I agree to the adhere to the following rules and regulations. Failure to adhere will result in consequences, these will be listed with each rule. Please note that not all of these rules have a verbal warning with the first offense.

 

Rules are as follows:

 

1. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE LASER ROOM

If you need to eat or drink, pause your job and step outside. The first offense for this is a verbal warning. The second offense is a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

2. NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY BUSINESS PURPOSES.

If you would like to use equipment for a business purpose for yourself, including prototyping, please speak to us and we will arrange for that to be possible with different guidelines.

This will result in a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

3. NO SHARING ACCOUNTS

Do NOT use someone else’s access card to enter the lab. Do NOT use a Gatorlink credential that is not your own to log in to lab workstations. Do NOT give your card or credentials to anyone else to access the lab.

This will result in a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

4. DO NOT LEAVE A LASER CUTTER UNATTENDED WHILE IT IS CUTTING

If you must leave the laser in the middle of the job, for example to use the restroom, step outside to eat food/drink, YOU MUST PAUSE THE JOB. You may resume the job when you return.

This will result in a 1-month ban from the lab if you leave the building. If you aren’t leaving the building, this will result in first a verbal warning then the second offense is a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

5. YOU MAY ONLY OPERATE ONE LASER CUTTER AT A TIME.

The first offense to this is a verbal warning and the immediate stopping of the multiple jobs (you may still use only ONE of the laser cutters). The second offense is a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

6. LASER RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 6 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE START TIME. CANCELLATIONS OF LASER RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE 6 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE START TIME. YOU MAY RESERVE A LASER FOR NO MORE THAN 2 HOURS PER DAY.

If there is a reservation directly after your time, you must be completely logged off and cleaned up before the next reservation begins. First offense, verbal warning. Second offense, 1-month ban.

 

7. YOU MAY USE A FREE LASER WITHOUT RESERVATION, BUT THOSE WHO HAVE IT RESERVED HAVE PRIORITY.

If someone with a reservation needs to use the laser cutter you are on, and you DO NOT have a reservation, you must promptly stop you job, log off and clean up.

The first offense to this is a verbal warning and the immediate stopping of the laser you are on. The second offense is a 1-month ban from the lab.

 

8. No negligence resulting in equipment damage

First offense: 1-month ban from the Fab Lab. Second offense: One year ban from the Fab Lab

 

9. YOU MUST CLEAN THE LES AND FOCUS THE LASER BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR CUTS.

 

10. WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED WITH A LAB WORKSTATION, YOU MUST LOG OUT OF THE COMPUTER

 

11. IF YOUR MATERIAL IS NOT ON THE MATERIALS LIST, OR IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHAT YOUR MATERIAL IS, YOU MUST ASK BEFORE CUTTING.