Using PVC with a Laser Module

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Using PVC with a Laser Module

Postby rayray » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Maybe a dumb question, but can PVC be used with a laser?
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Re: Using PVC with a Laser Module

Postby GeneMpls » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:25 pm

No- PVC turns to chlorine gas, hazardous to the optics as well as the operator. Gene
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Re: Using PVC with a Laser Module

Postby LittleGreyMan » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:29 pm

Gene,

PVC probably stands here for PhotoVCarve…

FYI, I often read it as you did!
Best regards

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Re: Using PVC with a Laser Module

Postby cstmwrks » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:27 am

Everybody's most favorite answer: it depends. I use a laser with VCarvepro 8.5. Only thing it took was making a custom post processor. In my case I just use one power setting with on / off commands. Vary the amount of burn by changing the feed rate.

The depth variation to Z could feed a DAC / PWM and convert the data to power levels. I suspect that the simple way to go is just get a photo laser software. They generate g code to a spare motor axis ( mach 3 ) for power control.
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