Welcome to the Laser Build!


Here are some links for materials used in the Laser build

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Rod https://amzn.to/3QNjQvV

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Motor Mounts https://amzn.to/3djrKzo

Motor https://amzn.to/3detERK

Cloudray Ruida RDC6445S Co2 Laser Controller for Laser Engraver and Cutter Machine RDC DSP 6445S 6445G https://amzn.to/3Dn2NOa

Power supply https://amzn.to/3RZhMSE

This is the first of, hopefully, a few different videos as I progress towards a full CO2 laser build. I started with a Glowforge and I loved what it was capable of but really wanted what it lacked. I love my Glowforge and still use it, would definitely recommend it. If you intend to buy one use my code please! https://glowforge.us/f/IGHFNZUP

Getting started on the Laser Build

Some details

I don’t have any drawing of this or 3d models yet. I intend to make them at the end, but for now everything is from my head as I go. That said, there are some details that I know already.

The overall footprint of the machine is 1500mm by 1500mm (roughly 5 by 5 feet)

The height, so far is about 1 foot

The laser I intend to use is a 90 watt CO2 laser.