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K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Superslinky, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Superslinky

    Superslinky Well-Known
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  2. Ariel Yahni

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    Very interesting build. What you actual max cut size?
     
  3. Superslinky

    Superslinky Well-Known
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    I don't know yet. I'm going to start firing things up this weekend. I'm not sure if the laser will loose so much power that it won't cut in the furthest corners or not. During the mirror alignment process I could easily pierce a hole at all 4 corners but we'll see.
     
  4. Ariel Yahni

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    You should not loose any power if you have a good alignment. :)
     
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    Hi!, I can chime in a little here. I have replaced the standard controller to a Cohesion3D board (direct drop in and Smoothie compatible). There are various software solutions that work with it eg. Laserweb. You could keep the standard board (if it's a m2nano) and use K40 Whisperer . So.. there are choices :) and it's easy..
     
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    Can you post a picture or explanation of how you accomplished the z axis?
     
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    Can you upload the stl's for your printed parts?
     
  8. Superslinky

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    I use a smoothieware controller. It works really well. The software I use is Adobe cs straight to laserweb. Look them both up. They are the best open source combination out there.
     
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  9. Superslinky

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    I've considered this idea as well. There are a few issues though. As far as mounting the tube on the spindle, you'd end up with a large mass that would be difficult to keep stable. The tube is 700 mm long so all of that would be moving around. But as far as gutting the machine, that is what I did first.
     
  10. Superslinky

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    Here's a closeup picture but most of this is documented in my 3d model.
     

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