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Signing Up

Laser Cutting Hours:
M  10am-1pm & 6-9pm
T   10am-9pm
W  10am-1pm & 6-9pm
R   10am-9pm  
F   10am-1pm
S   10am-5pm
S   10am-5pm 
Everyone must complete a Laser Cutter Authorization
in order for us to update our system and prevent future scheduling problems everyone must redo their laser cutter quiz. Follow this link and input your information correctly to avoid effecting your access to the lab. 

The lab is off limits to 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. 

 For inquiry email or talk to Christian

Important to Remember
  • You are only allowed 4 hours of cutting time a week, if you need more talk to the Lab Specialist
  • Bring your files prepared using the template, ID, and material
  • No shows, cancellations, and rescheduling can lead to suspension from lab access you if not addressed properly.
See information at the bottom of this page for details or speak with a proctor or Lab Specialist directly.

In-Person Sign-Up

In-person Sign-up window open at 10am everyday for SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS. All bookings 24hrs in advance must be made online. See Online Sign-Up for more information. 

Online Sign-Up

Online Sign-up maximum notice is 4 days in advance and a minimum notice of 1 day. 



To monitor the availability, please check out/subscribe to the following google calendar and check the Appointlet link above:

  • Appointlet will only show laser cutter availability for 1 -4 days in advance. Online Sign-Up provides an accurate reflection of available time 1-4 days in advance, appointments within 24 hours need  to be made in person during the lab hours. 
  •  Calendar of Off Hours : The Off Hours calendar adds blocks when the Lab is not open. Please check this calendar regularly, we often close for lectures, demos, lab updates or sometimes when an operator is sick. 

Sign-Up Procedure

    In order to use the laser cutter you will need to sign up for time in-person or via Appointlet. Operators will assist you in documenting your appointments in-person, which become available at 9am on Mondays (for Wednesday-Friday) and Thursdays (for Saturday – Tuesday).

    You must present your ID both when you sign up, and when you come to cut. It is also your responsibility to make sure your name and contact information are entered correctly whenever it is asked for on the online forms or else we cannot contact you about time changes, machine outages, etc.
You are allowed a maximum of 4 hours of cut time each week, with no more than 2 hours of cut time in one day, and our week is Saturday – Friday. There are separate columns for each laser cutter, and you may not sign up to use multiple laser cutters at the same time. This quota is subject to change as we approach the end of the semester.

Rescheduling and Cancelling

If you are unable to use the time slot you’ve signed up for, you must notify the Operators in advance so your time can be given to another user; otherwise, it will count against your weekly allotment. You can do this in person at the Lab at least 1 hour in advance, or by emailing at least 2 hours before your start time with your full name and the date/time that you wish to cancel.
The Operator will remove your name from the sign-in sheet as well as denote the change on your weekly quota. You will not be able to cross it off yourself.

ONLINE SIGNS-UPS placed through Appointlet can be rescheduled or cancelled up to two days in advance. You can do this yourself through the confirmation email you received


If you do not properly cancel your time and do not use it, it will count as a No-Show.
  • The first time you No-Show in a week, you will receive a warning via email.
  • The second No-Show in a week, you will be placed on a suspension list for the remainder of the current week, as well as the next 2 weeks, which means you will be unable to sign-up on the calendar or the waiting list or use walk-in time.
  • If you get a warning 2 weeks in a row, you will be placed on the Blacklist for the following 2 weeks.
  • If you cancel your time before it is supposed to begin, but with less than adequate notice (see above), it will not count as a No-Show; however, the hours will not be returned to your quota.

Waiting List

If you are unable to sign up for a specific time slot, you may sign up on the Waiting List. If a student cancels their appointment or finishes early, the Operator will work down the Waiting List, contacting students until they find someone to take the time slot. The Waiting List is refreshed daily, so plan to be in the building, within 5 minutes of the Lab, and ready to cut if you sign up. You can gain up to 2 hours of time daily using the Waiting List.