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RedCowboy

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You might be able to get it to squeeze down to 1/16 with your array close to your work piece but you wouldn't be able to hold that dia. for any real depth and that's a maybe 1/16

The whole thing with cooler on a moving head would be bulky, but as a stationary using an F-theta and directing via big mirror maybe, drake burned about a 2.5mm hole in a metal paint can lid so for crude etching maybe.

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Why not a yag or fiber laser....cost ?
 
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Yep, for burning, get one of those 900+ nm fiber lasers, you can focus that down to a single spot. I have one I've played around with some, but burning isn't my interest, I like the visible brilliance.
 

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You might be able to get it to squeeze down to 1/16 with your array close to your work piece but you wouldn't be able to hold that dia. for any real depth and that's a maybe 1/16

Why not a yag or fiber laser....cost ?
I want to develop a cutter for Home use that is less than 500 to manufacture. I seen a few hobby platforms that are great for craft work but won't cut metals. Perhaps if we can design the head and power supply, the cnc part is already done save some retrofitting
 

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I want to develop a cutter for Home use that is less than 500 to manufacture. I seen a few hobby platforms that are great for craft work but won't cut metals. Perhaps if we can design the head and power supply, the cnc part is already done save some retrofitting
I guess I was privileged to have access to a Rabbit Laser 60W-80W Co2 Commercial laser cutter and engraver for as long as I have :p
 




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