|Description||The space laser cutter|
- On top of a built-in desk, under the middle window, in the upper floor room.
- Fumes from lased materials. The kit should be well ventilated when in use.
- High intensity laser light. The laser should not be viewed with the naked eye when in operation.
- Heat. The kit will release heat when in use and should be cooled and monitored.
- The hardware is a KH-3020 'Laser Engraving Machine'.
- Dimensions: Width 810mm x depth 510mm x height 260mm (at highest)
- The note 'Vinyl: 80mm/s 50%' is written on the machine's body
- It is currently water-cooled via water piped though an ice bath.
- The cut size is approx A4.
- Ventilation is achieved via a fan and a length of approx 3m of large tubing that exits the machine rear
- A new cooling solution is in development, together with a provision for better ventilation.
- It was proposed that the cutter is moved to under the left-side window, near to entrance to the floor toilet since entilation and cooling is a better fit here
The cutter is currently inoperative but has been moved to the window location where a shelf has been installed. Nordin is currently measuring up a panel that will house the external-facing fans/vents under the window pane and will email progress to the maillist.
We have successfully driven the laser with K40 Whisperer.