[Blabber] small scale Red Laser cutter

Matt Lynch njdevil at gmail.com
Thu May 9 19:40:38 UTC 2013


Would have to walk down there anyways, their IIS server is busted (login
required)....

Then I can also check out 269 electronics cause I couldnt get there the
other day....


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:

> Or a kind of metallic mesh diffusion grating between the glass and the
> laser, to spread out the red laser before it gets to it.
> THEN a G&B-colored window..... (Would that be aqua/turquoise/blue-green?)
> I'll bet something near that color, when looked through, and reflective in
> the Red range, would work.
>
> Canal Plastics would be where I'd check, if I weren't too lazy to walk to
> Canal St.
>
> BenS
>
> On May 9, 2013, at 15:19, Matt Lynch <njdevil at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That's kind of what I was thinking, thus the inquiry.
> But Im also considering a bed covered in Non-Reflective spray paint to
> further reduce any possibility of reflections.
>
>
> On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> So you were asking about the (among other things) eye-protection
>> shielding?
>>
>> The German site you linked says that their plexiglas shield absorbed none
>> of the laser radiation, so they replaced it with blue.
>>
>> I can't imagine that would last very long, if there are lots of
>> reflections shooting that way. It would be better if you had something like
>> those glass colored filters that's mirrored in the opposite wavelengths of
>> (for Red, it would be Green & Blue - RGB!).
>>
>> BenS
>>
>> On May 9, 2013, at 15:08, Matt Lynch <njdevil at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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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