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Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Jean-Francois Talbot, Sep 10, 2017.
A 2 axis laser engraving machine, with a manual Z axis.
Jean-Francois Talbot published a new build:
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Here are the source files, the file upload in the build page would not work.
I wonder how the flex of the plastic plates manifested itself since you don't really have any force on the y axis to cause the plate to flex. Unless, of course, you plan to use the machine as hybrid, laser and/or router/spindle.
I was able to flex it by hand, without too much force. It might have worked just fine, as you said, there won't be any resistance on the machine's axis.
But I figured, with the back forth motion of the X axis, the last thing I wanted was a slight oscillating X axis support.
Unless someone else builds this out of UHMW, we will likely never know