Re-designing laser setup

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Malcolm Ferrie
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Re-designing laser setup

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:42 am

I'm in the shop today, Renewing 3 extractor fans, fitting new water tanks and fitting 3 new water filter systems to keep the water clear and clean. Went to fit a new 50w laser tube and the end piece closest to the mirror was off the main tube, Tried a little epoxy resin to glue it back on, Cross fingers. Shop now looks like a building site.
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Brian Book » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:34 pm

Best do it now rather than get caught later at a most inopportune moment !

Good luck with the gluing !!!! :)

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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Richard Slate » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:26 pm

I had the same problem with my laser tube with the end next to mirror coming off when disconnecting the hose. What type of epoxy did you use. Has the tube worked without problem since you repaired it?
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Malcolm Ferrie
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Laser Bed Size: 60 x 40 & 70 x 50
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:57 am

I used 2 tonne epoxy, Glued fine BUT after installing the laser tube, Tried a test fire and the end with the thick red cable, the metal ring was arcing to the bodywork of the laser casing. This is the down side to holding spare parts, Supplier won't take it back as I have had it for 6 months, So I have had to order a new one. Oh the joys.
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Keith Sherwin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:26 am

Malcolm, Given the amount of work you do, I would suggest you order a quality tube as a replacement. Something like what Russ has.
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Malcolm Ferrie
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Laser Bed Size: 60 x 40 & 70 x 50
Home Position: TL
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:08 am

I'll look in tp them, Prices and power supply's
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Post by Keith Sherwin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:19 am

This link was posted in your other topic

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