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Benbox / Test post
« on: October 15, 2020, 10:48:27 AM »
Test post

What Can Be Cut? / 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic
« on: September 06, 2020, 12:05:31 PM »
Has anyone been able to cut through 1/8 inch (3mm) thick white acrylic?

Please mark your calendars: will be moving to a new server on July 27, 2020.

I am moving this entire forum to a VPS (Virtual Private Server) in the cloud, on July 27th 2020. I am doing this to improve the performance of the site. The cost to operate and maintain the site will remain about the same.

It would be wise to not post or reply to any messages that day. The move should only take an hour but the custom domain name servers must be updated across the entire internet and that is what takes time.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Z Axis / MOVED: laser etching on the curve
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:12:54 AM »

Supporting The Forum / Solid State Drive
« on: July 23, 2018, 08:46:30 AM »
The forum was recently moved (a forced move) to a server with a solid state drive. While this is a good thing, I didn't have a choice about the move and the hosting package monthly priced was increased because of it.

The forum is growing because of the number of posts being made each day and the number of uploads is taking up a lot of disk space. I have to keep upgrading to the next hosting package size (more $$$) as the forum grows. If anyone cares to donate a one time donation it would be appreciated -- or -- make a recurring $1.00 Paypal donation each month would help as well.,640.0.html

Thank you...

Trouble Shooting / MOVED: 2.0 watt A5 BCL engrave test burns
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:24:00 PM »

K40 Safety Modifications / Test Post
« on: November 10, 2017, 12:25:26 PM »

K40 Safety Modifications / K40 Laser Modification List
« on: November 09, 2017, 02:16:36 PM »
As requested, I've created this section to try and build up a list of the safety things you need to look at and modify (if necessary) to make a $400.00 K40 CO2 Laser machine safe to use.

Those mods will be contributed by the members of this forum. If you have a K40 and are not yet a registered member, this would be a good reason to register and post!

Thank you all...

General Discussion / New laser machine
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:34:16 AM »
About $400.00 depending on options.

Their controller board is a Smoothie board.

BenCutLaser / BCL 2.3 Engaving is released (CLOSED)
« on: September 02, 2017, 10:37:12 AM »
I am releasing BCL 2.3 which contains the engraving features.

I want to thank all of the beta testers who helped me and Paul to test BCL engraving features.

Because of the additional work it took to bring world class engraving to BCL, Paul and I feel a price increase to $49.95 is warranted. So, as of 09/01/2017 the price for BCL will be $49.95.

Anyone who installs 2.3 will have to re-create their tool paths. Due to tool path structural changes needed to support engraving, you cannot load in any previous tool path files. Sorry for this inconvenience.

General Discussion / MOVED: software workflow?
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:16:49 AM »

BenCutLaser / Engraving Beta Test Thread (CLOSED)
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »
Beta testers can post their questions, comments and suggestions into this thread for Paul and me to track.

BenCutLaser / Engraving Users Manual (INFO)
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:44:54 AM »
FYI -- I'm starting to write the BCL 2.0 Engraving Users Manual.

I've decided to put this on the menu system on the website.

BenCutLaser / CO2 controller boards supported (INFO)
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:09:11 PM »
BCL now supports the following CO2 controller boards:

1. RAMPS 1.4
2. Smoothie
3. Cohesion3D Mini

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