Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by WillAdams » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:43 pm

Whether or no there's a standard vector format for pasting depends on the OS.

NeXT/OPENstep allowed Bezier curves in EPS format between apps, Mac OS had a de facto standard of AI-style Beziers, Mac OS X uses PDF, and Windows should pass WEMF, but that's a lousy format.

Agree that import is a better, more reliable option, esp. on Windows.
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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by xfredericox » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:43 pm

i'll try it tomorrow

but this is the first time i ever had this issue copying a vector from one application to another. And mind you i have a graphic design background...
I guess it shows you're never too old to learn.

But hey,it is a crappy chinese plugin, i shouldn't be too surprised... :D
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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Defy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:15 am

What fans are folks using for exhaust? I was stupid and threw away the one that came with it because it looked shady. I bought a 6 inch inline one piped it all up and it doesn't move enough air kinda works but i want something more hard core. For testing and light engraving it was fine but cuts in wood too much smoke.

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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Defy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:17 am

O didint post first real cut

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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by AnonymousPerson » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:30 am

Heh Heh Heh, that's cute. :)
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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Defy » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:59 am

Where is a good place for the 3mm baltic birch?

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Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Jimf » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:41 am

Defy wrote:Where is a good place for the 3mm baltic birch?


1/8" X 12" X 12" Baltic Birch Plywood Great for Laser, Cnc, and Scroll Saw. 45pc Woodpeckers® by Woodpeckers 1/8" X 12" X 12" Baltic Birch Plywood Great for Laser, Cnc, and Scroll Saw. 45pc Woodpeckers®
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I just received this yesterday.
45sq feet for $50 free shipping. This is the cheapest I could find via mail order. All the other places I looked at cost more when shipping is added.

Real Baltic birch comes in 5'x5' size. If your lucky, you can find it locally for under $20 a sheet. This will be cheaper per square foot. No one local to me stocks it so I would have to special order it with a minimum order so it wasn't worth the trouble.

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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Defy » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:10 am

Sweet! What settings do you use to cut 1/8 birch? I think i am going to make a dial gauge to on the power knob so i can start keeping track of my settings.

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Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by Jimf » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:28 am

Defy wrote:Sweet! What settings do you use to cut 1/8 birch? I think i am going to make a dial gauge to on the power knob so i can start keeping track of my settings.
Funny you should ask!!! I made a video this morning cutting some of the ply. Darth Vader snowflake.

I used 8mm/sec at 10ma. Single pass with air on.

http://youtu.be/4ePNL-PLmdg

At 10mm/sec the parts didn't alway fall off cleanly so I reduced the speed to 8mm/sec. I could increase laser power but I figure I can best prolong the tube life by keeping it 10ma and under.

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Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

Post by xfredericox » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:20 pm

did some modding today.

first was enlarging the workspace by trimming the air vent.
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second more courageous bit was cutting a hole that allows larger stock to be cut.
It needs a hole in the case as well as in the alu X-rail profile. It was scary to do but in the end i don't think i compromised the integrity of the frame.
But needsto be done with care!
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and last was replacing the ventilator by my own. It is about as powerful as the stockone, but is sealed and prettier at least. And i have a 20x larger vent lying around which i may eventually also use.
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next up is adding the water and air circuits to the main power button, and making a custom pin bed instead of that spring-loaded atrocity. :twisted:
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