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100w Laser Cutter Build Log

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Puddin, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Puddin

    Puddin Well-Known
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  2. Pensee

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    If you consider the all software chain, you will need to look at a modern controller (32bits >100mhz, able to manage acceleration).
    I would suggest a Smoothie board or compatible like his one :
    Cohesion3D Mini Laser Upgrade Bundle
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116261877707124667493

    you have a choice of firmware grbl or Smoothie.

    a choice of softwares like :
    Laserweb, visicut, Fusion 360, ...
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115879488566665599508
    https://hci.rwth-aachen.de/visicut

    laser cutter K40 community
    https://plus.google.com/communities/118113483589382049502
     
  3. Puddin

    Puddin Well-Known
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    The hardware I feel is more than adequate for what I need atm. If acceleration becomes an issue and I am unable to sort it out via the firmware side then upgrading would be an option.

    At the moment though I am wanting to stay with the arduino's for the cost and the ability for people to replicate the build for as cheap as possible. Ramps kits are about as easy as they can possibly be to get your hands on. This also gives me a good reason to release a new updated firmware for the Ramps kit focused solely on a laser cutter.
     
  4. docwelch

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    Looking forward to following your build. You might take a look at GRBL-Mega as It now supports the Ramps board. I am using it with my small laser engraver.
     

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