Laser, Nd:YAG - Golden Laser

Aliases “The YAG”, “pewpewpew”, “thiccasaurus”, “Metal Laser Cutter”
Other References
Official Maintainer Joshua Hogendorn


Machine is working as expected.

This machine requires induction.

Contact the machine maintainer or metalshop team leader about using this machine. A formal induction process is currently being developed but we are still happy to make the machine accessible with training on an ad-hoc basis.

Required Always wear AS/NZS 1337.1 compliant safety glasses while operating this machine.
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Recommended Wear gloves when handling sharp materials.
Maintenance Disconnect power to the machine before performing maintenance
Name Value
Type of Laser nd:YAG
Maximum Material Thickness

Steel - 6mm
Aluminium - 4mm

Bed Size 2300mm x 1500mm
Laser Power 850W
Voltage Range 200V-650V
Frequency Range 50-500Hz
Cutting Speed Range 0-100mm/min
Reposition Accuracy <0.05mm/m



  • Yan Liang
  • Overseas service manager
  • T: +86 27 82944108
  • M: +86 15926499449
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Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER Describe the problem PLACEHOLDER Describe the workaround currently in place Placeholder Describe a proposed fix or solution
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
05/10/2020 Eris Removed HDD from computer Replaced HDD in computer, copy is now in laptop box in server room. You owe me a 1Tb mechanical HDD at some stage.
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Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of accessory PLACEHOLDER Accessory Name
PLACEHOLDER Description and usage notes for accessory
PLACEHOLDER Describe location of accessory PLACEHOLDER Link to where it was bought from
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
Image Optics Xenon Lamp
The lamps that excite the crystal
- Email Manufacturer, $100USDea
Image Optics Full/Half Reflect Lense
- Email Manufacturer, $20USDea
Image Optics Beam Extender
- Email Manufacturer, $120USDea
Image Optics Protect Lense
- Email Manufacturer, $30USDea
Image Optics YAG Crystal Rod
- Email Manufacturer, $3000USDea
Interval Task
PLACEHOLDER Pick one: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Biannual/Annual PLACEHOLDER Description of maintenance task and any relevant parameters

PLACEHOLDER A RACI is an important documentation process to let people know what ACTIONS can happen, and who needs to be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed for each ACTION. Delete this line.

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

PLACEHOLDER: Risk assessment is important to ensure we are making tools available to members in a responsible fashion. Please make every effort to do a reasonable risk assessment. If there is a safety incident with the tool, please redo a risk assessment and add it to the table.

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 Death Severe Possible 15 Induction to train users in correct usage. Severe Very Unlikely 5 Yes
0002 Electric Shock Major Unlikely 8 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Ensure power cables are properly connected and off the floor.
Cables are tested and tagged and inspected for damage.
Minor Very Unlikely 2 Yes
0003 Noise Moderate Likely 12 Train users to wear hearing protection. Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0004 Tripping Hazard Moderate Possible 9 Train users to maintain a clean working area.
Keep all cables off the ground and secured out of the way.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0005 Insufficient Lighting Minor Possible 6 Turn on shop lights.
Open metal-shop doors for natural lighting.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0006 Burn from workpiece Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Allow parts to cool after cutting.
Train users to ensure adequate coolant is used.
Require assessing workpiece temperature before handling.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0007 Eye damage / Blinding Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Require use to wear specifig YAG safety glasses.
Warnings to other occupants of the metal-shop.
Proper fitment of shields around laser.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0008 Fire Major Unlikely 8 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Use of approved material for cutting.
Use of approved settings for laser power and speed.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0009 Inhaliation of Fumes Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Open metal-shop door to allow ventilation.
Require the use of the YAG's fume extraction system.
Train users to use the appropriate type and volume of coolant.
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0010 Crushing Severe Unlikely 10 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Require users to keep clear of moving parts.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0001 Decided to purchase Brings the laser onsite 18/08/20 JH Approved Membership 18/08/20 We bought the laser for $20,000
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