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Old 12-18-2011, 01:09 AM #1
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I went down one gas laser this week, not acceptable...
So I got this.



Not your average CO2 tube. Well, it sort of is but it's still awesome! The best part is what it's attached to...



It's a 1200x900 CNC laser cutter, and it's a lot of fun. Now I just need ideas for cool things to cut. Anyone have any ideas?


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Don't put your pickle in the slicer!!!
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Very Sweet!Congratulations!!
Did you make the rig around the tube or was it a all in one purchase? That is definitely one of the the gas giants on my list!
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I got some stuff I need cut, if you're offering ;-)
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Nice laser you got there !
What things can this monster cut

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Nice!!!!

We had an argon (?? I think) cnc cutting laser at the fab company I used to work at years ago (before they closed and I was laid off)
It's amazing what a beam of light can cut through.
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Very Sweet!Congratulations!!
Did you make the rig around the tube or was it a all in one purchase? That is definitely one of the the gas giants on my list!
It was an all in one purchase, all I had to do was align the lasers which was a little harder than I thought it would be.

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Nice laser you got there !
What things can this monster cut
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So far, only wood and plastic. I hope to try force feeding oxygen and really high pressures to cut thin steel. So far I haven't found anything it can't engrave or mark.

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This one is 80W, with a peak of 92W. After this tube eventually dies I'll be going to a 150W tube

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Nice!!!!

We had an argon (?? I think) cnc cutting laser at the fab company I used to work at years ago (before they closed and I was laid off)
It's amazing what a beam of light can cut through.
It's really different seeing a laser cut compared to a mill or lathe. The laser just glides through, easy as butter. You can usually hear a lathe or mill making a cut, at least you can if your doing it right

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cut me some ham slices
I hadn't thought of cutting meat yet, that would probably stink like crazy! Acrylic is bad enough as it is!!
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615mw 405nm/12X Spiderfire X-03
148mw 405nm/GGW in my "Hotlight-Saber" host
1920mw 445nm River Rock custom
1530mw 445nm Yobresal
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900mw 635nm in Temporary Finned Labby Sink
Several 635nm diodes awaiting a build
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