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k40_laser_engraver [2018/11/20 14:35]
sdh7
k40_laser_engraver [2021/07/13 19:24]
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 Laser does work Laser does work
  
-Software: I suggest [[http://www.scorchworks.com/K40whisperer/k40whisperer.html|K40 Whisperer]], as the LaserDRW thing it came with is not so hot.+Software: I suggest [[http://www.scorchworks.com/K40whisperer/k40whisperer.html|K40 Whisperer]], as the LaserDRW thing it came with is not so hot. [[https://github.com/meerk40t/meerk40t|MeerK40t]] is also good, though has trouble parsing certain SVG files.
  
 Usage: It's not ready for production jobs yet, so DON'T USE IT. We're getting there... Usage: It's not ready for production jobs yet, so DON'T USE IT. We're getting there...
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   * Wood (engraving) - 8% does a fine job on the random wood pieces we've tested with.   * Wood (engraving) - 8% does a fine job on the random wood pieces we've tested with.
   * wood (cutting) - 11% was sufficient to cut 3mm baltic birch plywood?   * wood (cutting) - 11% was sufficient to cut 3mm baltic birch plywood?
-  * Acrylic - 25% was great for engraving, but slightly insufficient for cutting (the cut edges did snap off easily, though)+  * Acrylic - 25% was great for engraving, but slightly insufficient for cutting (the cut edges did snap off easily, though). 33-35% should be good for cutting at 10mm/s.
  
  
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   * <del>Fire Extinguisher</del> done   * <del>Fire Extinguisher</del> done
   * Air assist (pump acquired, need to get tubing/fittings/etc.)   * Air assist (pump acquired, need to get tubing/fittings/etc.)
-  * honeycomb base (http://www.scorchworks.com/Blog/spring-loaded-k40-laser-platform/ for a good way to do it)+  <del>* honeycomb base (http://www.scorchworks.com/Blog/spring-loaded-k40-laser-platform/ for a good way to do it)</del> done
   * <del>Thermometer & flow meter for cooling pump (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/Thermometer-Cooling-Liquid-Cooler-System/dp/B074SDFW51/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521656040&sr=8-3&keywords=LED+Thermometer+3+Way+Flow+Meter+FlowMeter+For+Water+Cooling+Liquid+Cooler+System)</del> ordered   * <del>Thermometer & flow meter for cooling pump (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/Thermometer-Cooling-Liquid-Cooler-System/dp/B074SDFW51/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521656040&sr=8-3&keywords=LED+Thermometer+3+Way+Flow+Meter+FlowMeter+For+Water+Cooling+Liquid+Cooler+System)</del> ordered
   *<del> improved chiller pump</del> done   *<del> improved chiller pump</del> done
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