Eureka Lab

 Equipment

Green

Patrons can use green machines without staff supervision anytime. Patrons can request to use green machines when Eureka Lab is not open after they have completed the "Use when the Eureka Lab is closed" training.

Yellow

Patrons must complete a training in order to use yellow machines without supervision.

Red

Requires staff supervision and training completion. Patrons must make an appointment to use red machines.

Laser Engraving & Cutting

You can make an endless variety of useful, beautiful, and practical things from many different materials such as; wood, leather, felt, fabric, acrylic, paper, and more with the Glowforge. To schedule an appointment or learn more contact our digital librarian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrons will need to complete a training with our Makerspace Specialist in order to use the Glowforge. 

What material can the Glowforge cut/engrave?

Glowforge can cut wood, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, fiberglass, Corian, foods, and more.

Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, and laptops, and more.

What is the thickest material Glowforge can cut?

Glowforge performs well with many materials 1/4" and less on a single pass. It can accommodate material as thick as 1/2", but may require multiple passes or flipping the material over. For engraving, you can remove the tray and insert objects as thick as 2”. It can then engrave the surface up to 0.5”, depending on the material.

Materials

Patrons must bring in their own materials to use in the Glowforge. The library does not provide any laser safe material.

Materials that can be used in the Glowforge can include: Glowforge can cut hardwood, acrylic, plywood, leather, fabric, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, fiberglass, Corian, foods, and more. Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, and laptops, and more. Library staff must approve the material before it is used in the Glowforge.

For more information click here: https://glowforge.com/faq