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Laser Engraver

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Christian_Hanseman, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    well you know your going to have to tell us more :D (and show the install in the projects thread). Very cool.
     
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    At one time I had contemplated this as an option for a 3D printer. Then thought that it was too much hardware for little return. I adjusted that thinking with thought of reversing the motion of the Z axis you could automate deep engravings with weaker laser hardware. Even to the point of cutting material with a few layer shifts in G-code.

    Interested to see how far you get with this.
     
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  3. Christian_Hanseman

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    My printer is all-apart at the moment, I'm currently upgrading to a dual extruder setup. Once it's back together, this will be my next project:D
     
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  4. Christian_Hanseman

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    I use an Epilog laser engraver 36x48 at work and I know how important it is to have the Z offset calibrated to a specific height. The further away your laser is from your material, the focal beam widens more and looses its power concentration:)
     
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  5. Kilrah

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    Cool!

    I've got the code sorted for when you need, my install is just a little less fancy :D

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