Denyse Pope
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:07 am
Location: Northland
Country: New Zealand
Laser Machine Make or Type: Home built
Laser Power: 60w
Laser Bed Size: 500 x 850mm
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: Nil
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 11


Post by Denyse Pope »

Hi everyone, I have a CO2 laser I built myself. It was about 3 years in the making due to never having enough time in the day. Originally intended to be 1300 x 900mm bed size but ended up closer to 900 x 500mm. Currently 60w but would like to upgrade to 80w when the current tube dies. I'm doing what seems like never ending upgrades - current upgrade is to the bed and z axis system as there's some movement forward to back which means there's some inconsistency in origin.
I saw Russ' upgraded lightweight head and would like to incorporate that in to the machine also. Hoping it'll allow faster cutting speeds as there's a bit of wobble on acceleration.
Cheers, Denyse
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2135
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
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.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Hello

Post by Gene Uselman »

Welcome Denyse- these machines are a process of working out issues even with ' factory ' built machines. If you are patient you will end with a delightful machine that will work for you and entertain you. Gene
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