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Laser Cutter Calendar

Are you a new student at the CBE and interested in becoming certified to use our laser cutters? Please follow this link: and fill out the google form to sign up for a training session. Sessions will typically be hosted the first three weeks of each quarter and take place in Gould 137, the digital hub.

Below you will find calendar tabs for each of the five available lasers at the CBE. To reserve a timeslot, select the tab for the laser you wish to reserve. With the correct laser selected, click the Make a Reservation button above the calendar. You may be prompted to log in to your UW Net ID. This will take you to that laser’s reservation page on which you may select a time slot, enter your information, and confirm your reservation on the laser.

Calendars are labeled by room, and for ease of navigation each laser room and laser will have a physical label on them. Gould 350 A and B are located on the third floor of Gould hall by the landscape architecture department. In Architecture Hall, Arch 260 is located in the north studio (room 260A) and Arch 230 is located in the south studio (room 230A). Archnet is located directly across the room upon entering Archnet in the basement of Architecture Hall.

The Archnet laser cutter is funded by the UW Student Technology Fee. After receiving training, current UW students may access this machine during Architecture Hall’s regular building hours. Please follow this link: to sign up for training.

Big Red, our large-format laser is also available for reservation. We ask that this machine be reserved for specifically large-format projects (24″x48″) or to cut materials like acrylic, plywood, or MDF that are not approved for the smaller machines. Please do not sign up to use Big Red for small studio projects that can be completed on the VLS lasers. To use Big Red, select a reservation time. At your selected time, check in with staff at the Fabrication Labs office located in the center of the Lab. Big Red must be run under supervision of a trained staff member.

Note: You must have UW Google Apps enabled on your account to log in. For more information see the UW IT Connect webpage (

If you have any questions or need to speak to someone about an issue with any of the lasers, please don’t hesitate to reach out to