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by GeneMpls
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Use on a stand alone laser
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Use on a stand alone laser

Is it a DC CO2 laser? If so which controller?
by GeneMpls
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Compact metal plate engraver
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Compact metal plate engraver

I am just setting up a 4x6 foot bed laser with a 130w and a 80w laser and that is considered high power in my crowd- the 130w tube is taller than I am [me= old, short, fat] with enough raw power it might be possible to mark metal but as you say it would be quite a glass tube if it were done that way...
by GeneMpls
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Compact metal plate engraver
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Compact metal plate engraver

CO2 lasers can cut metal but it requires an added gas [usually oxygen], a specialized cutting head and a lot of power. I am on a laser forum for Ruida controllers and out of hundreds of members I doubt that 5-6 have metal cutting capabilities. The reason is cost of course. I live and breath [and lov...
by GeneMpls
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Compact metal plate engraver
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Compact metal plate engraver

CO2 laser will not mark metals- there are sprays that will make nice black marks on many metals after lasering [with CO2]. You would likely use a Fiber laser for marking metals.
by GeneMpls
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Faux Wood Cabin Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Faux Wood Cabin Sign

How do you cut the ACM? I would cut the outline from Signgrade acrylic [impact modified] on the laser- if printed on pvc-free film it could be applied and then contour cut quite easily/quickly. Nice sign BTW :D
by GeneMpls
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: A little something
Replies: 12
Views: 969

Re: A little something

Very nice, I use a lot of corian [and similar] on both the CNC and CO2 laser.
by GeneMpls
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm

I have bought lasers from Automation Tech- very satisfied.
by GeneMpls
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: We need it by......
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: We need it by......

Sounds expensive?
by GeneMpls
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Box Making (Laser)
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Box Making (Laser)

scalci wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Hi Guys,

I am using Boxes (https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/?language=en) to create boxes to laser cut.

Is there a way to create similar boxes in Vectric ?

Interesting site but I cannot get it to do anything?
by GeneMpls
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Trying some corian
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Trying some corian

Cabinet makers always have sink cutouts that are usually not used. They are not white of course but some are pretty for some uses. There is also 1/4" available online- usually white, works great on the laser as well.
by GeneMpls
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlays - Merging Technologies
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Re: Inlays - Merging Technologies

I consider my Prusa Mk3s a valuable essential tool and design in Fusion360 and print items for myself every day. I am sheltering at home for the duration and brought it home with me. I took it to the Keys last month also. I print almost exclusively PETG with great success.
by GeneMpls
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Using Marine Grade Plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Using Marine Grade Plywood

Or exterior pvc- usually anything over 1/4" is exterior.
by GeneMpls
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

They now produce a ACM [aluminum composite material - plastic core .125 or .25 with alum faces] with steel faces. Cuttable with a saw and flat, if that might work.
by GeneMpls
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carving
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Carving

by GeneMpls
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carving
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Carving

I used to love to do tracing of logos when I had a sign business, very relaxing for me. And it is a nice logo- what is QB? Looks similar to a Bentley logo.