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Pontiacg5

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I went down one gas laser this week, not acceptable...
So I got this.

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

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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?


Oh yeah, I almost forgot...

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Beamshots :D
 



Hemlock_Mike

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Don't put your pickle in the slicer!!!
Hmike
 
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532 with Envy

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Very Sweet!Congratulations!! :beer:
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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Nice laser you got there !
What things can this monster cut :eg:

Jim
 

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Nice!!!! :drool:

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. :eek:
 
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Pontiacg5

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Very Sweet!Congratulations!! :beer:
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.

I got some stuff I need cut, if you're offering ;-)

If I can get the material and if it'll fit I'll cut some stuff for ya.

Nice laser you got there !
What things can this monster cut :eg:
Jim


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.

Power output, as well?

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

Nice!!!! :drool:

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. :eek:

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 :whistle:

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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