Several departments have waterjets and laser cutters that are available for team use. Please refer to the specific links below for requirements of each.
- Engineering Physics: http://phaswaterjet.pbworks.com/w/page/16291919/UBC-PHYSICS-AND-ASTRONOMY-WATERJET-WIKI
- Mechanical Engineering: http://technicalservices.mech.ubc.ca/machine-shop/student-machine-shop/fast-prototyping-methods/
- Electrical Engineering: http://eng-services.ece.ubc.ca/fabrication/mechanical-fabrication/self-serve-fabrication/
School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
- Booking Form: Here (Must be on UBC Secure of UBC VPN)
- Minimum Booking Time: 1 hr
- Request a time that you can show up to so you can meet with a laser operator, aka Monitor, who will take your files and run the machine and jobs for you while you are present (to help troubleshoot and comment on the job).
- The “Lasserre” laser cutter is located in the southwest corner of Room 5 in the basement of the Lasserre Building.
- The “MacMillan” laser cutter is located in Room 394A in the MacMillan Building.
- Min for cutting time: $5.00
- Lasserre: $1.20/min
- Macmillan: $0.80/min
- An additional file setup fee if the files are not properly prepared for laser-cutting.
- Thickness: Up to 1/4” (6mm)
- Lasserre: 23” x 39”
- MacMillan: 6″ x 28″ (400mm x 710mm)
- You must provide your own materials or purchase from SALA. If the material is warped, the laser might not cut through everything. The flatter the material, the better the cut.
- Because of toxic fumes, do not cut:
- PVC = polyvinyl chloride (e.g. white plastic plumbing pipe)
- ABS = acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (e.g. black plastic plumbing pipe)
- PVA = polyvinyl acetate
- Polystyrene (e.g. Styrofoam)
- Polycarbonate (e.g. Lexan)
- Polyester film including PETG or DURALAR (The thin sheets they sell at DeSerres with the blue covering.).
- In general, anything sold at Home Depot will not work, even though they will tell you that it’s acrylic. It will only melt and turn brown.
- Corrugated cardboard