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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #240 on: May 13, 2017, 01:02:09 AM »
How powerful is your laser? What wattage?

It's the 2W TTL laser sold on banggood. I used to use the 2.5W but found it has a "startup" time of ~1sek each time it powered on so cutting performance was very poor after each travel.
Havnt fully tested this one but it seems to power on full right away which gives better performance even if lower powered.


Next step for the SiXYLaser, see if able to implement end stops to work well with the controller board, and figure out best placement of the endstops.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 01:04:45 AM by Pawpawpaw85 »

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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #241 on: May 13, 2017, 11:10:14 PM »
If you are running GRBL 1.1e, the delay is built in. Ralph's mod toe 1.1e settings will get rid of the delay.
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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #242 on: May 14, 2017, 04:54:20 AM »
If you are running GRBL 1.1e, the delay is built in. Ralph's mod toe 1.1e settings will get rid of the delay.

I think you are confused  ???

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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #243 on: June 09, 2017, 07:12:18 PM »
Normal state.
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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #244 on: June 13, 2017, 09:28:49 PM »
Hello Ralph.
Shouldnt the thread be moved to "Custom Size Frames", since the gantry can be of any size the user wishes just by changing rod and belt length?

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Re: SiXYLaser
« Reply #245 on: June 13, 2017, 09:37:54 PM »
Will do...!!!
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« Reply #246 on: June 14, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »
Thanks Ralph. Hope to get time now during summer to finalize the first "final" iteration of SiXYLaser :)

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« Reply #247 on: August 02, 2017, 08:55:41 PM »
Attached is a possible starting point. Open with generic OpenScad to see the source and play with a 3d parametric design tool.

The problem, if there is one with that design is that the laser head is cantilevered off the bar. For additional stability, it should be hung between two parallel bars. Of course, that reduces the motion in one direction by the width of the bars. The drive for the carriage can then be placed in its center which gives it a stability in that area as well.

Furthermore, the plastic bits do distort and should be replaced with aluminum or carbon fiber. Binding a carbon fiber rod to the sides of the aluminum extrusions would also stiffen them.
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