Warped Plywood

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Gene Uselman
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Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
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Re: Warped Plywood

Post by Gene Uselman »

David- I designed a low rise holddown clamp from alum strips that work very well for the blade bed. I used 1" x 1/8" alum and the strength of the springs determine how much holddown force you get. All parts are drilled and or tapped, no welding at all.

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David Borneman
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Laser Machine Make or Type: Bogong 2500x1300 100W
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Accessories: Compressor. Chiller... custom extraction system. Also I chose RDWorks (came with the laser), but I use lightburn a lot too.
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Re: Warped Plywood

Post by David Borneman »

Gene Uselman wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:14 am David- I designed a low rise holddown clamp from alum strips that work very well for the blade bed. I used 1" x 1/8" alum and the strength of the springs determine how much holddown force you get. All parts are drilled and or tapped, no welding at all.

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Bladebed clamp.jpg
Brilliant! I may steal that :)
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