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by xfredericox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Already did some upgrades to the LAYZOR. I installed a Cohesion3D board (+ Lightburn) and air assist!
Extremely happy with them!

A short blog post is ready. Read more here:
https://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3505
by xfredericox
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: MakerCAM expired?
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: MakerCAM expired?

still works for me.

Who actually wrote that app anyway?
by xfredericox
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Hi all, just wanted to let you know that this project is officially finished, and I just launched a dedicated LAYZOR website. For those that don’t know, the LAYZOR is a complete rebuild of a K40, but I recommend you read the full story on my blogpost: https://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3440 and the we...
by xfredericox
Wed May 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: E Stop Idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: E Stop Idea?

an e-stop should be hardwired. Imagine your wireless connection acting up when things go wrong. So you'd need to place it on the short piece of cable between the wall plug and the plastic casing in your example. Just take the main power cable, strip one of the lead wires (extend them if necessary, n...
by xfredericox
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 24947

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

It's PET so it doesn't catch on fire, it just melts. It's also supposed to be safe. Vinyl and PVC for instance wouldn't be ;-)
by xfredericox
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 24947

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

For those who don't know already, I am building a custom laser cutter based off the K40.

Full writeup on my blog. Latest article here:

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3295
by xfredericox
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 24947

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

I am using it now.

The software is basic but much more user friendly than the stock crapware.
I hate it needs inkscape though. Another piece of software to learn...
by xfredericox
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Machining Parameters for Steel
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Machining Parameters for Steel

A shapeoko isn't really stiff enough to handle steel. It's been done, but not a lot. That's why you won't find any info. I'd say start VERY conservatively and work your way up if needed. If this is something you want to do on a regular basis, you'd probably be better off looking into better options.