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Designer Jeans with a Laser

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by AK-Creation, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. AK-Creation

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    AK-Creation published a new build:

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  2. Serge E.

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    Fantastic ! Can't wait to try it ... not sure I have the right laser, but I do have some old pairs of jeans I can test on before the wife and daughter get wind of this 'trick' for myOX.
     
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    Good luck for your first tests!
     
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    Great work..two questions: does the engraved pair of jeans suffer and weak texture problems after the engraving process? 2- Have you tried it on microfiber jerseys? If you create an adjustment table for different fabric this could be a nice patent
     
  5. AK-Creation

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    Hello Mohamed,
    I have been engraved some jeans, but I find never "suffer and weak texture problems after the engraving process".

    Pic2.jpg


    The following picture shows a zoom photo from the jeans texture.

    Pic1.jpg


    At time, I made the engraving test only on jeans.


    A patent may only be registered if the invention is novel.
    Here are Youtube videos from a high end Laser solution.





    My solution is just one way for home users, to design/ engrave his own jeans.
     
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    Any suggestions on how to get a laser to scan like that? :)
     
  7. AK-Creation

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    Hi Rick,
    here a website of a possible laser, for engraving all kinds of things in few seconds.

    HOME - ACI Laser

     
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    Now if we can just figure out a DIY version....
     
  9. AK-Creation

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    Nice idea, I think it can be possible.
    The hardest part would be to find someone who programmed the software.
    But I'm not sure if that's appropriate for DIY. A strong Laser are very dangerous!

    Currently I have to do some projects and have no time to figure a DIY version.
     
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    I have developed a stable version of cable wire system better than the one shown below in the video.


    Do you think it is a good idea to h ook a laser tube head in this design for commercial small business
     
  11. AK-Creation

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    Hello Mohamed,
    it is very easy to upgrade a "Normal" 3D Printer to a Laser/ Print combination. The most 3D Printer have only a work area from 200x200mm (it is small for a Laser).

    I think a good basis for a small business is, when you create combi from a Laser and 3D Printhead. Both applications do not require a high expenditure of force and so you can use your "stable cable wire version".
    It is always better for the user to have one maschine for all kind of work.

    I like CNC Combo - Machines (3D Print, Laser, Mill .... what ever).
    I can change easy the tools on my machine:

    2015-10-18 19.24.15.jpg 2015-08-10 19.21.10.jpg 2015-07-30 17.02.31.jpg
     
  12. Giarc

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    That is a great build. I was thinking of making mine a combo machine that can do all three, as well.
     
  13. AK-Creation

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    Why only three extensions?

    What is with a drag knife?

    2015-03-19 18.53.34.jpg 2015-03-19 18.55.15.jpg

    Or a hot wire (Styrofoam cut) ..... :)
     
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  14. amos ben amos

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    Ak-creation can you please share youre dreag knife file? it looks awesome
     
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    Yeah...Ak-creation, did you hide this from us or did I just miss the posting? I to would like to know more about this!
     
  16. AK-Creation

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    Yes, I like to share the my Drag Knife with you. But the build is not finished yet, I have only my Test Results.
    I miss a Spring in the axis - for a constant pressure to cut.


    Drag Knife.JPG 2015-03-19 18.54.37.jpg 2015-03-19 18.55.32.jpg 2015-03-19 18.54.26.jpg

    I upload different "Plates", for different offset settings (the upper Holes have different position).
     

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    Hi Justin,
    all my builds are in progress and I need some time to finish these.
    It's still too early, to publish half-finished buildings - as well as the Drag Knife.
     
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    Thank you my friend and I will definitely follow your to see how it's going and maybe try it myself soon :)
     
  19. JustinTime

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    I guess the thing here is the metal carrier. To make one of those may be a challenge.

    Thanks for posting, AK-Creation.
     
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    You're right!
    At the Christmas holidays, I will try to take some time to write an posting about a reference sensor for the Z axis (Automatic leveling for all kinds of tools).
    This project is also in progress and not complete yet (I think the Sensor size can be smaller). Perhaps we can find an optimal solution together?

    The video shows the handling of the sensor.
     

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    What Z is that?
     
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    Hi mrarmyant,
    for the x and y Axis you set the zero point with a limit switch, but how can you get the zero position for the z Axis?
    You have different thickness of material to mill and when you change the tool, you have also a other z Axis positon.
    With the Sensor, you can define the zero position of the piece automaticly.

    Times flows fast! Last year, I would write a post about the Sensor, but I have forgot it! :blackeye:
     
  23. Jose A. Molina

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    So Cool! The drag knife makes me wonder if a tool head with markers can be used to make complex t-shirt designs. im thinking something like a gatling gun where the marker colors are all in the head and the chosen color pops down to engage the material.
     
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    Let your ideas become reality!
     
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    I meant where are plans for the Z axis? any photos of the back side?
     
  26. AK-Creation

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    Hi mrarmyant,
    here some photos from the Z - Axe.

    2016-12-08 16.36.31.jpg 2016-12-08 16.36.44.jpg 2016-12-08 16.37.11.jpg 2016-12-08 16.37.43.jpg
     
  27. lunknowl

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    hi, what 3d printer are you using?
     
  28. AK-Creation

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    Hi lunknowl,
    in the past I use my DIY 3D Printer "Big Size" (I have sell it last week).
    Link: 3D Printer - Big Size

    For now, I use my Combo Maschine to produce my 3D parts.
    See pictures above.
     

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