Laser Image Using Aspire

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Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby rig gap » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:26 am

I’ve been playing with an 8.5 watt laser...There’s a pretty big learning curve to make things workout...”Cutting” with no Z moves, making sure the laser turns on and off with each XY move to minimize burnover, trying to figure out feed rate and intensity, and all the other things we like so much about doing anything with our CNC routers that give us satifaction...this is an image I had already cut doing a profile cut with a sharp pointed 60 deg V bit...just wanted to show it off.
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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby Dclifton2 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:41 am

Which laser are you using (brand) and did you modify the PP to turn on the laser?
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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby rig gap » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:21 pm

I bought an 8.5 watt from Endurance Lasers...I did modify one of the Mach 3 posts to elimanate “Z” moves and turn the laser on and off...also control the laser output by using the Mach 3 pwm spindle speed control.
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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby Dclifton2 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:00 pm

Thanks, Don
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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby nytwin1 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:31 am

Rig gap, I have purchased an Endurance 10watt Laser. I can't get the PWM connected. Did you connect an additional card? I need some help, please.

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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby rig gap » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:19 am

J Tech Photonics has an article on their website that gives the instructions for doing that.
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Re: Laser Image Using Aspire

Postby nytwin1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:15 pm

rig gap wrote:J Tech Photonics has an article on their website that gives the instructions for doing that.

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