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Nordin is currently measuring up and will email a proposed plan to the maillist when done.
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==

Revision as of 14:07, 13 March 2019

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


Location

  • Upper Floor, on the camping desk.

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 via ice (as presently set up)

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 water cooled via water cooled with ice
  • 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.

Proposed new location

Wireframe shown includes rear fanblock
  • 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

Nordin is currently measuring up and will email a proposed plan to the maillist when done.

Software

We have successfully driven the laser with K40 Whisperer.