Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

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Re: Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

Post by Hendrix » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:02 am

Hiii all
I have a zen toolworks, they are pretty good, i have the 7x12 3D with fast F8 ball screws, mine is rigged to do both milling and printing, i have a milling head and a printing head i have to put on for each. My printing heads are printed copies of the printrbot alu extruder, with a j-head slung under it. Bolted to a piece of 2x2 inch L shaped aluminium extrusion, so i can raise and lower the head, and detach it as required.

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Re: Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

Post by ALuomala » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:48 pm

Has anybody heard anything about being able to purchase this (outside of the Kickstarter)? I sent an inquiry from the website, but haven't heard back, and read through their forum, but nothing jumps out at me.

The only recent news (that interested me) was that somebody built a bracket to attack the laser-head to their SO3/Dewalt 611 (link here). That is the type of solution I am interested in, so I can carve something [with router] and then quickly switch over to using the laser (without dismounting spindle/mounting laser/dismounting etc......).

Anyway, I'm still very interested in this but they aren't really doing themselves a favour by not advertising future release dates, etc. I'm not sure about anybody else, but to me the website is... different. Looks fancy, but hard to read anything, and there is no real information there (other than link to Kickstarter (which is over)) and a YouTube video with no sound.
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Re: Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

Post by laserink » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:05 pm

We are currently working on two fronts one is our retail site. We are hoping to have it up in a less then two weeks. The bigger thing is a new rev of the software as the current software has been out in the wild with our Kickstarter supports for about a 4 months and we want to address all the bugs before we post.
Thanks for your interest

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Re: Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

Post by JTechPhotonics » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:34 pm

We have been selling our shapeoko 2 kit for a long time now with hundreds of upgraded machines around the world. We have plenty in stock and ready to ship today.
Check out our instructions at:

We have several software options including our free plugin to inkscape for vector engraving, our rastor based G Code converter laser etch, and picture engraving with PicLaser Lite. Check out the software here:

We are always available to answer any questions. With over 1,000 lasers in 68 countries sold in the last three years we have the record and experience needed to perform. Also, safety is always a key when operating class 4 lasers. Check out the site for our safety gear including laser shielding for the front of your shapeoko.

Best Regards,
J Tech Photonics, Inc.
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Re: Buy a Laser Head designed specifically for the Shapeoko

Post by picengravertoo » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:19 pm

Our new PicLaser image to gcode program is now avaliable for sale: ... sw-license

This months Promotion includes a Free license of PicFRC with your purchase of PicLaser.

Don't let the program name fool you. It can be used to generate gcode for spindle photo engraving in wood, or making Lithophanes also.
Shapeoko 2 Laser Diode Engraver-Analog/TTL/PWM
PicEngrave Pro 6 Image to Gcode for grbl/Mach3 controllers-Spindle/Laser
PicLaser: Image to Gcode With Editor
PicSender: Streams grbl Raster/Vector Gcodes

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