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CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds

May 11, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.

Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter

Apr 28, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.

UK40OB

Oct 4, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.

Fun and Functional Laser Build

Sep 12, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

A very fun and fulfilling build. I can't say enough about the whole Open Builds site and Open Source movement. I strongly believe this is the fastest and most creative way of getting ideas out of the mind, and onto the floor.

CO2 laser cutter

Aug 16, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A build which is based on a metal frame and aluminium plate which I salvaged from a skip. The frame is sized to hold 19" rack units so I'll build my control box into a 3U rack unit (also salvaged). The area available for the build is 700x1200mm. I'll sling a 60W CO2 tube under the base, the beam path will be initially upward into the enclosure.

CO2 laser.

Jul 10, 2014
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.

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