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[[User:Tetsu|Tetsu]] worked hard and started a [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/211646812/laser-cutter-for-familab-fl-hackerspace?pos=1&ref=search Kickstarter project] to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully pimped it out enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!
 
[[User:Tetsu|Tetsu]] worked hard and started a [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/211646812/laser-cutter-for-familab-fl-hackerspace?pos=1&ref=search Kickstarter project] to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully pimped it out enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!
  
Currently, we're looking for viable cutters in our price range. The current ones we're looking at are:
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==Our Model==
 
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* Full Spectrum Engineering [http://www.fullspectrumengineering.com/co2laserv2-40w.html 40W Co2 Laser Cutter]
[http://www.cnczone.com CNCzone] seems to be the best resource for info on this stuff.
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** 13" x 13" cutting table
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** 40w Co2 Laser
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** Water cooled
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** Safety Interlocks
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** 2.75" vertical stroke
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** Air assist
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** Cutting software (printer driver, uses vector software like CorelDraw/Illustrator/Inkscape)
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** Mach3 Control
  
 
==Modification Suggestions==
 
==Modification Suggestions==
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* Possibly redo entire control panel with digital readouts and better (read: safer) switches.
 
* Possibly redo entire control panel with digital readouts and better (read: safer) switches.
  
==Our Model==
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* Full Spectrum Engineering [http://www.fullspectrumengineering.com/co2laserv2-40w.html 40W Co2 Laser Cutter]
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** 13" x 13" cutting table
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** 40w Co2 Laser
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** Water cooled (water pump provided with deluxe unit)
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** Safety Interlocks
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** Raster software and board included (with deluxe unit)
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** 2.75" vertical stroke
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** Air assist
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** Cutting software (printer driver, uses vector software like CorelDraw/Illustrator/Inkscape
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** Mach3 Control (provided with deluxe unit/RetinaEngrave board)
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==Uses==
 
==Uses==

Revision as of 19:59, 19 August 2011

We are going to be getting a laser cutter!

Tetsu worked hard and started a Kickstarter project to get us a laser cutter for about $2000. We successfully pimped it out enough to get people to generously donate to our cause, and now we have one!

Our Model

Modification Suggestions

Our FullSpectrum 40W is far from perfect. Add your suggested improvements to the laser cutter on this list.


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