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{{Project
 
{{Project
 
|Description=The space laser cutter
 
|Description=The space laser cutter
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|People=Nordin
 
|Theme=Infrastructure
 
|Theme=Infrastructure
 
|Status=Active
 
|Status=Active
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
== Location ==
 
== Location ==
* Upper Floor, on the camping desk.
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* On top of a built-in desk, under the middle window, in the upper floor room.
  
 
== Hazards ==
 
== Hazards ==
 
* '''Fumes from lased materials.''' The kit should be well ventilated when in use.
 
* '''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
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* '''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 via ice (as presently set up)
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* '''Heat.''' The kit will release heat when in use and should be cooled and monitored.
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* The hardware is KH-3020 'Laser Engraving Machine'.
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* The hardware is a KH-3020 'Laser Engraving Machine'.
 
* Dimensions: Width 810mm x depth 510mm x height 260mm (at highest)   
 
* Dimensions: Width 810mm x depth 510mm x height 260mm (at highest)   
 
* The note 'Vinyl: 80mm/s 50%' is written on the machine's body
 
* The note 'Vinyl: 80mm/s 50%' is written on the machine's body
* It is water cooled via water cooled with ice
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* It is currently water-cooled via water piped though an ice bath.
 
* The cut size is approx A4.
 
* 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
 
* 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.  
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* A new cooling solution is in development, together with a provision for better ventilation.
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== Current progress ==
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* 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
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<gallery>
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File:Cutter proprosed.jpg|Wireframe shown includes rear fanblock
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File:Laser cutter installed.jpg|Test-fitted on wooded shelving
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File:Laser cutter rear.jpg|Position of vents relative to window (that now opens unimpeded)
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</gallery>
  
== Proposed new location ==
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===Current State===
[[File:Cutter proprosed.jpg |150px|thumb|right|Wireframe shown includes rear fanblock]]
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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.
* It has been proposed that the cutter is moved to under the left-side window, near to entrance to the floor toilet.
 
* Ventilation and cooling is a better fit here
 
* More out the way
 
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==

Latest revision as of 23:00, 31 March 2019

Laser Cutter
Description The space laser cutter
People User:Nordin
Theme Infrastructure
Website
Status Active

Location

  • On top of a built-in desk, under the middle window, in the upper floor room.

Hazards

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Current progress

  • 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

Current State

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.

Software

We have successfully driven the laser with K40 Whisperer.