[Blabber] Laser cutter

Jonathan jtechmail2010 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 10:40:06 EDT 2012


  I think this would be awesome too if we could make the numbers work.   You probably already saw it but NYC resistor has good laser info on their wiki, including running costs, etc.  There was also a good discussion on why they bought what they bought and things they would do differently, such as buying a bigger filter.  I think the air filters are crazy expensive.

I know eyebeam has one as well but I can't remember what type.


On Mar 29, 2012, at 11:32 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> Some of you may know that I am very interested in procuring a laser cutter for the space. 
> I got some prices from JCUT, a commonly used Chinese vendor. Some information about them:
> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/laser_engraving_cutting_machines/123251-importing_laser_cutter_china.html
> Here are the models we are looking at:
> http://www.cnc-laser-cutter.com/Lasercutter.html
> Prices for 80W versions of them:
> JCUT-1280 - 1200x800mm workpiece size $4770
> JCUT-1290 - 1200x900mm - $4840
> JCUT-1216 - 1200x1600mm - $5350
> Some options:
> Rise-down platform $300
> Rotary axis $300
> Chiller unit $470
> Water / air pump: Free
> Auto focus $100
> Red pot for position $100
> Honeycomb table $400
> USB $460
> We could get the cheapest version with chiller (recommended for 80W), autofocus and honeycomb for $5740. It would be awesome to have a 1200x1600mm work area, but I'm not even sure we would have space for the machine.
> How many people would be interested and how much might you be willing to contribute?
> We could also consider funding part of it from fees for using it. I would be willing to donate $400 and lend the space another $400 to be paid back from fees. 
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