[Blabber] small scale Red Laser cutter

Matt Lynch njdevil at gmail.com
Thu May 9 19:08:48 UTC 2013


Ive already got a Prusa Mendel and have previously adapted it to CNC
milling so I figure the best way would be to just make a new adapter for a
red laser and use the existing RAMPS board to control the movement.


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:

> Matt,
>
> How's this?
>
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Silhouette-SILHOUETTE-PORTRAIT-Portrait/dp/B009GZUPFA/ref=sr_1_8?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1367938732&sr=1-8&keywords=electronic+cutting+machine
>
> You could just replace the blade with a good diode laser if you need one,
> or it may be enough.
> There are different sizes and cheaper options.
>
> BenS
>
> On May 9, 2013, at 14:23, Matt Lynch <njdevil at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
> Ive been doing some research into a small Red Laser (~300mW) cutter and I
> think I need one for my current project...  Im trying to cut paper and Im
> just not getting the resolution or accuracy I need with scissors (possibly
> due to an overwhelming lack of coordination & dexterity).  Plus I can more
> accurately and more efficiently program Python to generate GCODE to run a
> cutter.
>
> I was wondering if anyone had any opinions, suggestions or recommendations?
>
> Do I need scientific-grade diffraction grating glass or will Red (stained)
> Glass or Red (transparent) Acrylic safely abate/diffuse the Red laser?
>
> Here's some Instructables and documentation I was considering:
> http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-laser-engraver/
> http://der-frickler.net/technik/lasergravierer (nur auf Deutsch, only in
> German)
>
>
> matt
>
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