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Old 04-26-2018, 08:57 PM
JWHDesignCo JWHDesignCo is offline
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Any advice on laser adapters for our CNCs? I am not looking to do anything large, or make money with it per say. It would be to just add my logo to my pieces etc...
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:52 AM
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I added a 2500 mW LED laser to my Stinger. I use it to put logos onto wooden items that I make. It marks reasonably well but doesn't burn very deep. I have to run it quite slowly compared to routing, and different woods need their own settings to look the best.
I used an unused output on the Testra box to trigger the TTL input of the laser when there is a G1,2 or 3 command and it shuts off on G0 commands(WinCNC is such a flexible system). I made a laser post processor to run it without the router turning on. It is strange running the Stinger in quiet mode.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:41 PM
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I added a 2500 mW LED laser to my Stinger. I use it to put logos onto wooden items that I make. It marks reasonably well but doesn't burn very deep. I have to run it quite slowly compared to routing, and different woods need their own settings to look the best.
I used an unused output on the Testra box to trigger the TTL input of the laser when there is a G1,2 or 3 command and it shuts off on G0 commands(WinCNC is such a flexible system). I made a laser post processor to run it without the router turning on. It is strange running the Stinger in quiet mode.
This is some cools stuff. Nice setup.
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