9 March 2015 Development of a low cost, 3-DOF desktop laser cutter using 3D printer hardware
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This paper presents the development of a compact, desktop laser-cutting system capable of cutting materials such as wood, metal and plastic. A re-commissioned beheaded MakerBot® Replicator 2X is turned into a 3-DOF laser cutter by way of integration with 800W (peak power) fiber laser. Special attention is paid to tear-down, modification and integration of the objective lens in place of the print head. Example cuts in wood and metal will be presented, as well as design of an exhaust system.
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Jamil Jivraj, Jamil Jivraj, Yize Huang, Yize Huang, Ronnie Wong, Ronnie Wong, Yi Lu, Yi Lu, Barry Vuong, Barry Vuong, Joel Ramjist, Joel Ramjist, Xijia Gu, Xijia Gu, Victor X. D. Yang, Victor X. D. Yang, } "Development of a low cost, 3-DOF desktop laser cutter using 3D printer hardware", Proc. SPIE 9356, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications IV, 93560N (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080629; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080629


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