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3dpBurner – A 3D printed laser cutter/engraver


by 3dpburner.blogspot.com.es:

It is created with the same concept as RepRap, using 3D printed parts and some easy to find “vitamins” (non printed hardware).

I tried to make it as cheap as possible, by using cheap electronics and a “low power” laser (a laser diode).
The X/Y working area is fully customisable and the max working object height is up to 50-60mm.

The cutter/engraver basically uses the 3D printed parts, M8 and M3 size hardware (rods, nuts,washers and bolts), some small bearings and GT2 pulleys and belts. I got most of the parts from my “old” RepRap printer.

The X/Y working area is fully customsable by changing the length of the 8mm rods.

The electronics uses an Arduino UNO with a cheap CNC shield and two Pololu based stepper drivers to drive two NEMA17 stepper motors.

3dpBurner – A 3D printed laser cutter/engraver – [Link]

The MicroSlice – A tiny Arduino laser cutter


Arduino UNO R3 mini laser cutter:

A few years ago I saw an Instructable where Groover had used a pair of DVD-RW drives to make a pocket laser engraver. Inspired by the idea, driven by the recent purchase of a full-sized 50 watt CO2 laser cutter, and roused by the launch of the Microcontroller contest I took the decision to have a crack at making my own mini laser engraver.

The MicroSlice – A tiny Arduino laser cutter – [Link]

DIY Laser Cutter for PCB Stencils


You can use this cutter to cut very accurate PCB stencils on your home:

Are you sick and tired of using a tooth pick to apply solder paste? Are you still using through hole components because you don’t want to deal with soldering surface mount devices (SMD)? If so, this post provides you with guidelines for building your very own laser cutter for cutting PCB stencils. With a total cost of approximately $200 (it can be significantly less if you already have parts laying around), this project can pay for itself very quickly. While you can get “low cost

Open Source Lasercutter Reaches Version 2

Bart from buildlog.net shares his latest DIY laser cutter design, the 2.X laser. [via]

The second generation open source laser cutter/engraver design from buildlog.net is complete. The new machine is called the Buildlog.net 2.x Laser. The name comes from the fact that this is the second generation machine and it is basically a 2 axis design. The third, vertical axis, is manually controlled with an optional upgrade to digital control. The 2.x Laser takes all the optimizations learned from the first laser and all the other lasers documented on buildlog.net forum.

The usable work envelope is 12

Experimental laser cutter with low-power diode

This project shows how to build a Experimental laser cutter based on low power diode. This laser can successfully make cuts using 1W laser cutter with a Z-axis control. Z-axis control allows the laser diode itself to move up and down like a saw. That motion moves the beam’s focus and makes cut more effective.

Experimental laser cutter with low-power diode – [Link]