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SnapFracturePop
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New Wiki page

Post by SnapFracturePop » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:27 am

I wrote a Wiki page for the low power laser cutter upgrade - can someone add it to the sidebar?

Thanks!
Shapeoko #384: dual-Y, outside-belt, ACME-Z,1000mm Y, drag chain cable management, insert-nut style base board, 800mw IR laser cutter, & 3d-printing with Qu-Bd & Printrboard.

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Re: New Wiki page

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:02 am

Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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SnapFracturePop
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Re: New Wiki page

Post by SnapFracturePop » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:20 am

Awesome, thanks!
Shapeoko #384: dual-Y, outside-belt, ACME-Z,1000mm Y, drag chain cable management, insert-nut style base board, 800mw IR laser cutter, & 3d-printing with Qu-Bd & Printrboard.

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Re: New Wiki page

Post by levlandau2 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:50 am

Very cool!

So can you give an idea of what can be cut with the laser? Looks like you cut dark colored paper in the video. How about wood or plastic?

madmike88
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Re: New Wiki page

Post by madmike88 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:51 am

Pretty Cool, but you might want to add something about laser safety and eye protection...

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Re: New Wiki page

Post by JuKu » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:18 am

Don't look into a laser with your remaining eye!

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Re: New Wiki page

Post by SnapFracturePop » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:36 am

:-) I guess I assume people know the safety requirements before they buy something. Do-it-yourself doesn't apply to cataract surgery.

As far as the materials, dark paper or card stock, craft foam, even 1/16" bass wood (so long as the starting point is darkened with a black Sharpie first). It has a tendency to burn more material away than it should because of the long burn times. The craft foam is my current favorite target, since it cuts the cleanest & fastest. I tried cardboard but didn't have much luck without seriously charring the material. Black HDPE gets melty. MDF marks pretty well, and long exposures can make very shallow gouges, but that's about it.
Shapeoko #384: dual-Y, outside-belt, ACME-Z,1000mm Y, drag chain cable management, insert-nut style base board, 800mw IR laser cutter, & 3d-printing with Qu-Bd & Printrboard.

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