Thursday, May 17, 2018

Well my 50-Watt Laser Cutter finally arrived Tuesday. I removed the crate yesterday to get my first look at this huge machine. I now need to build a strong workbench with wheels for it. Then some 6-inch piping for flumes, a tank for distilled water, and then hook it up and give it a go. We need more than 100 structures for the layout and this machine will certainly help. Hopefully will make first cut next week.  The machine cuts using drawings done in one of several CADs including the one I use, Visual Cadd.  It can engrave and cut at the same time.  For example, it can engrave bricks on several different surfaces e.g. wood or acrylic and then cut out the building.  All the stuff on top are parts that hook up to the cutter.  It is huge, 40 x 26 x 20 and weighs about 145 pounds.  Here is a video featuring this cutter if you are interested.

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