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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone used this 2.5W Blue Laser? Advice
« on: October 18, 2017, 12:35:37 AM »
Be advised to check out the post on GREEN glasses.....there is important safety advice on it.  Suspect the rating of these green fact suspect anything quoted as safe from China!,390.0.html

General Discussion / Re: YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:53:55 AM »
The trouble with that is some people are bound to add things like:=

"from the greatest country on Earth XXX..(wherever)!! 
 Na...stick it in the Profile section.

General Discussion / YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:39:52 AM »
Might I suggest  people who ask for info regarding certain items mentioned in a post  let the rest of us know which country they live in.

This will enable  other posters to  supply info appropriate to the original enquirers country as opposed to  pointing them to a place that could incur a stiff postal charge.

Engraving / Re: Engraving into colored acrylics
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:47:47 AM »
Cheers, but a UK specialty store is as bad a US specialty store since I am in australia.
I will add "engraving laminate" to the search list though .. still nothing on aliexpress or banggood, surely they sell it somewhere..

I DID  point you in the direction of an Australian supplier.  in my post  above .......

Equally entering the following in Google should bring up information.....Traffolyte Engraving Material

Engraving / Re: Engraving into colored acrylics
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:06:37 AM »


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(I have no interest in this firm).

Trouble Shooting / Re: motor movement
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:21:59 PM »
You can buy the right size ceramic screwdrivers.

Also metal will do but be careful..they use Philips type.....Buy a cheap set of the latter one of them will fit.

General Discussion / Re: New laser machine
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:33:29 AM »
126 GBP =$166.565 USD  as of 0830  14th Sept,
 Then add the postage which will not be cheap...

General Discussion / Re: Lost it
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:33:29 AM »
About a week or two ago, I checked out a thread about using a computer fan or blower to clear out the debris of the laser etch. There they showed a mini blower as a suggestion for the task. Well I got sidetracked and forgot the thread location. Anyone recall?

Enter BLOWER  in  SEARCH.  :-*

General Discussion / Re: 15w blue lasermodule - top or trash?
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:07:18 AM »
Think I'd rather pay $350 for a 40 watt CO2 and fix it than mess around with an overdriven diode.

Me too..but it does not stop at $350  by the time you have adapted it..! and it only has a 12 x 8 work area.......

General Discussion / Re: Cutting or not cutting?
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:32:48 AM »
What is the Part number of the blower, and where can it be obtained?


General Discussion / Re: Cutting or not cutting?
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:42:09 AM »

My experimentation found the secret to consistent efficient cutting is a high velocity low volume needle air jet directed accurately into the laser cut.


Def agree..
It  seems it is important to keep the lens clear of dust build up as well .

General Discussion / Re: Cutting or not cutting?
« on: September 02, 2017, 04:34:16 AM » def need a blower to clear the rubbish out of the way...makes a big difference.
Nice mod.
 There are some very small blowers around (see phot with dimensions in mm)  work on 5v that give a reasonable "blow" that could be mounted out of the way and stlil use silicone tube and brass tube.   The one shown I out about 2 cfm 

General Discussion / Re: flasher mega 2560
« on: August 25, 2017, 11:35:04 PM »
  bonjour je n arive pas a flasher ma mega 2560  il me marque acces refuse port 9 . quel fichier grbl doit je mettre ?

Try it in English..(as  this is an English language forum) will get some answers much quicker  :-*

Trouble Shooting / Re: Assembling the lenses correctly
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:05:19 AM »
Thanks for your response.
As i tryed to figure out the right positions of the lenses i slipped with a tool. There was a contact to the laser diode i think, because now it is broken... ;-(


Cant you resolder the contact or make a new one and solder it on?

General Discussion / Re: 15w blue lasermodule - top or trash?
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:57:42 AM »

Do i have to add some extra fans for the laser module to prevent overheating of it?

Should not think so if you are not using full power.  IF you intend using it at MAX then I would say Yes...up to you...
On the other hand..if you want to cut really thick wood then buy a scroll saw....(jigsaw)..... :P  I have a 3 watter but if I cut thicker than 3mm I use the saw.....Quicker as well  if its not too complicated (which it normally is not)...

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