Re-designing laser setup

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Malcolm Ferrie
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Re-designing laser setup

Postby Malcolm Ferrie » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:42 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.
Malcolm Ferrie
North East Scotland
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Brian Book
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Postby Brian Book » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:34 am

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

Postby Richard Slate » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:26 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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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Postby Malcolm Ferrie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:57 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.
Malcolm Ferrie
North East Scotland
2 x 50 x 30 50w Lasers (TL)
1 x 70 x 50 60w Laser (TR)
1 x Mini 0.5w Laser (Anywhere)
1 x 50 x 30 water cooled cnc (BL)
Corel Draw 12 & x7, Artcam, Cut 2D, PhotoGrav
If I can't make it myself, I don't need it.

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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Postby Keith Sherwin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:26 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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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Postby Malcolm Ferrie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:08 am

I'll look in tp them, Prices and power supply's
Malcolm Ferrie
North East Scotland
2 x 50 x 30 50w Lasers (TL)
1 x 70 x 50 60w Laser (TR)
1 x Mini 0.5w Laser (Anywhere)
1 x 50 x 30 water cooled cnc (BL)
Corel Draw 12 & x7, Artcam, Cut 2D, PhotoGrav
If I can't make it myself, I don't need it.

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Keith Sherwin
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Re: Re-designing laser setup

Postby Keith Sherwin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:19 am

This link was posted in your other topic

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-Pcs-1 ... 0.0.e3gA0r
The air freight is the killer!
69 Real (80)Watt Laser w/multi FL lenses. T.L.
Made 5 CNC's, Electronics, Electrical, PLC & Computer background.
:idea: Started this forum - Using RDWorks V8.01.21 on W7 Pro
Lead in creation of the RDWorksLab English Manual.
Crazy Uncle Keith!


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