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Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 PM #1
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Default 3D Printers and lasers

I got myself a 3D Printer (printrbot) last year. since then I have gotten competent with CAD such that if I need anything, I can usually design it up fairly quickly and print.

A couple things came to mind: first, I have a multi-line argon that I like to attach a diffraction grating to. i have a lens cap from wicked lasers with a decent glass grating it I like to use. but i have to tape it onto the aperture. well, no more tape!

the other thing was a case for my Ophir sensor that includes an integrated beam dump. when using the ophir with >500mw there is a fair amount of back splatter that is hard on the eyes without glasses. i wanted to create a case for the ophir with an integrated tripod mount and beam dump so i could set it up easier.

i also like to keep the laser a fixed distance from the ophir for a kind of standard. the dump i created was 150mm from the sensor surface but this was too hard to use, to get the laser straight down the tube. so opted for a smaller one. you will see the long on the printer and the final size i cut it down to.

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650nm: 5mw pointer (early)
250mw O-like OL-CR-250 (170mw)

635nm: 500mw pointer rhd build 18650 SH-032 (650mw)
500mw O-like lab

532nm: 100mw SH032 DX module pointer (120mw)
150mw tri Lights Lab (260mw)
600mw Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton first gen

473nm 50mw Ultra Lasers Labby (over spec 160mw)
488nm 80mw Multi-line AL60X Argon
445nm: 1.3W Flaminpyro SS (1350mw) 1.4W
Wannaburn Super-small SS (1430mw)
2.9W RDTech 9mm SH032

450nm: 150mw OSRAM single mode 450nm lab
200mw Lazerer OSRAM single mode 450nm

405nm: 100mw WL E3 (85mw)
500mw 405nm O-like lab
500mw 405nm Jayrob SS (560mw)

3x Shinp 650/532nm/445nm 250+100+300mw Light show (modified to include the 445)

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Ok what is your printer brand and model? I've been trying to find a decent one for awhile now. The possibilities with these are amazing.
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Default Re: 3D Printers and lasers

I am using Printrbot +. I actually run the unofficial forum for these printers at Printrbot Talk Forum ? Index page. mine is heavily modified with upgraded parts. soon to come is a control panel to make the printer truly self contained (no need to connect to a computer). with the modifications its capable of some really nice prints. using it with the laser hobby, well, its going to be really helpful. i am sure we've all been through taping things together, using books or boxes to hold up our lasers, etc. with the 3D printer i can print precision things to hold, connect and stabilize my lasers. i can't wait to make some adjustable beds for my labbies.
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650nm: 5mw pointer (early)
250mw O-like OL-CR-250 (170mw)

635nm: 500mw pointer rhd build 18650 SH-032 (650mw)
500mw O-like lab

532nm: 100mw SH032 DX module pointer (120mw)
150mw tri Lights Lab (260mw)
600mw Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton first gen

473nm 50mw Ultra Lasers Labby (over spec 160mw)
488nm 80mw Multi-line AL60X Argon
445nm: 1.3W Flaminpyro SS (1350mw) 1.4W
Wannaburn Super-small SS (1430mw)
2.9W RDTech 9mm SH032

450nm: 150mw OSRAM single mode 450nm lab
200mw Lazerer OSRAM single mode 450nm

405nm: 100mw WL E3 (85mw)
500mw 405nm O-like lab
500mw 405nm Jayrob SS (560mw)

3x Shinp 650/532nm/445nm 250+100+300mw Light show (modified to include the 445)

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This is great thing. I'll register over there and do some "light" reading. Thanks plexus.
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Default Re: 3D Printers and lasers

My latest project: cases for those chinese labby set ups. its an aluminum block with a fan on the back connected to a driver board. these are designed for use in a projector. so i designed and printed out these cases. they press fit together and include a focus knob out the front (with a pointer). they work pretty well! i reversed the direction of the fans so they blow out. there is good air flow through the grate at the top and out the back. i'll post these on thingiverse at some point.

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All together too many lasers:
650nm: 5mw pointer (early)
250mw O-like OL-CR-250 (170mw)

635nm: 500mw pointer rhd build 18650 SH-032 (650mw)
500mw O-like lab

532nm: 100mw SH032 DX module pointer (120mw)
150mw tri Lights Lab (260mw)
600mw Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton first gen

473nm 50mw Ultra Lasers Labby (over spec 160mw)
488nm 80mw Multi-line AL60X Argon
445nm: 1.3W Flaminpyro SS (1350mw) 1.4W
Wannaburn Super-small SS (1430mw)
2.9W RDTech 9mm SH032

450nm: 150mw OSRAM single mode 450nm lab
200mw Lazerer OSRAM single mode 450nm

405nm: 100mw WL E3 (85mw)
500mw 405nm O-like lab
500mw 405nm Jayrob SS (560mw)

3x Shinp 650/532nm/445nm 250+100+300mw Light show (modified to include the 445)

numbers in () are average run for 1 min IR filtered
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