Laser Bookings

Laser Cutting Terms of Use

Use of the laser cutters implies acceptance of the following terms of use. (They are strictly enforced and apply to everyone)
  • Prices for 2017/2018 are £3.50 per hour
  • A maximum of 2 hours per person per week. Additional hours may be booked in person on the day if the area is quiet
  • You may only use 1 laser at a time, as the machines need close supervision to minimise the risk of fire
  • If you need to cancel your booking please do so as soon as possible. Payment will be transferred to your next booking (the minimum is 12 hours before)
  • If it is less than 12 hours until your booking, you MUST email or call the workshop to cancel
  • Sessions may only be transferred by workshop staff please call 0114 2220339 or email
  • You MUST make bookings in your own name, using your university email address
  • 'Just in case' bookings are strictly monitored and prohibited. (The repeated booking and cancelling of slots to reserve yourself a spot)
  • If you are more than 20 minutes late your slot may be given to someone else.
  • No shows for bookings are fined at £5. You will not be able to use the machines until this has been paid.
  • You MUST have your Ucard to present upon arrival.
To access anywhere within the Material Workshops @ George Porter you MUST successfully complete the general health and safety induction.

Take the test HERE

Fees for cutting go towards operating an online booking system, annual service and maintenance of the laser cutters as well as replacement parts. If there is any annual surplus it is reinvested in the area.

Please see the 'How To' guide for laser cutting to allow best use of your booked sessions.

PLEASE make sure your file is oriented to LANDSCAPE!

Please think about the booking you are making and the machine you require. (your booking fee goes towards paying for a total number of bookings per month, booking and cancelling uses up the allowance!)

Bookings can only be made 4 days in advance - (You can book for Monday from Thursday at 08:30, slots are released by the hour)

Cancellations are reflected live, please keep checking if we are fully booked!

If you do not receive a booking confirmation, check your spam box and assume your booking has been successful. Get in touch with the workshop to confirm!