Build the bed system and installed the linear bearings over the last 2 days, this damn thing is putting on weight! it consists of over 38 metres of steel, which weighs around 40kg alone, + 30kg or so for the actual cutter frame, then add electronics and other structural material, and it'd be approaching 100kg.
It still only needs a 2 person lift - just
Just need to install the threaded lift rods, which I attempted to do but found my acrylic brackets didn't have enough room for movement in them
The rails sticking up out the top also need to be cut down, just didn't get around to it today.
Do you know anything about these or is it best to stick to the Lightobject version.
I have been talking to the chinese supplier and they say theirs is the latest version and its supplied with LaserCAD v5.85.
So you can make us solder paste stencils? I'm sure anybody making their own drivers would buy some.
That would make a ton of stencils, and if you sold them at maybe $5 for a 2" by 2" square you would make your money back and more easy. All the places that sell stencils make you buy an entire sheet no matter how small your board is and its expensive!
Yes, I have a lot of requests for stencils, even I'd like to make some myself. I'll have to look into purchasing some kapton film.
Unfortunately that seller doesn't ship internationally, so I'd need to get someone in the US to middleman for me.
I'm moving house (again) in about 1.5 weeks, so I'm starting to pack everything up again now. The laser cutter is gonna have to go on a truck with the rest of my stuff, so it might be a couple months before I can use it again. After that though I intend to set up a service for hobbyists, doing stencils and such
Not yet, so far the smallest I've been able to measure is about 0.1mm, but that'll probably change once my proper focus system is running, that and that was in 6mm acrylic, so even smaller on thin film. The cutter itself has 9um resolution.