Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

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Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby bdring » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:15 am

The kits are now available. I have some kits and can make more with a few day lead time. See this page for details.

http://www.buildlog.net/cnc_laser/kits.html

Please email me directly .... bdring@buildlog.net

Please don't use the forum to request kits.
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Flame Polishing

Postby bdring » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:03 pm

FYI: Lately I have been using my router more for making the parts kits. I don't like running the laser for big production jobs. My exhaust blower is a bit loud, and points right at the neighbors house. The smell is not really noticeable because the air volume is so high, but I don't want to wear out my welcome. The smaller parts are still lasered, because the router like to launch them across the room.

The only difference is the edge quality. The laser has a nice polished edge with some vertical lines. The router has a smooth, but dusty looking edge. On my laser I just left the routed edges alone, but I recently discovered flame polishing. There are many YouTube videos (search "flame polish"). Below is a short one.

I use a simple propane torch and it works fine. It looks like some people use more exotic torches. It is easy to do, just don't overheat the part. You probably won't hurt anything, but the edge does not look as good.

I also flamed the edge on all the HDPE tube mounting brackets. It is more sensitive and browns if overheated. The results are not perfect, but definitely better than the raw cut.


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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby iamwill » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:07 pm

(i know this is old)

Have you tried adding holding tabs so that the router doesn't launch them?

If you email your DXF, bit dimensions, desired speeds (ipm and rpms) and how much you want to take at a pass, I will gen up some gcode with holding tabs and send it your way. I added 2mm x 2mm holding tabs on mine and it worked perfectly... minimal filing needed.

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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby blomker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:46 am

We have got permission from Bart Dring to produce a batch of 2.x Laser Gantry Ends and Lens Carriage plate.
Below are pictures of these items. You can purchase a set of these for $59USD from our web store http://blomker.com/

Made from 5052 Aluminium and E-Coated with Lightning Blue :

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Gantry Ends


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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby cnc74 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:51 pm

Order placed!!

Good Deal!


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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby wmgeorge » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Good question because "Blomker Industries is based in Malaysia. " I wonder why he posted without that little tidbit of information?? 8-)
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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby Enraged » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:59 pm

If you simply add the parts to your cart on their website, shipping is listed as $29
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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby rsm5178 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:46 pm

The parts look very nice and are finished nicely (according to photos).

For those ok with mill finished plates, pm me. Save ~20 bucks and get the z axis plates. Made in the USA and shipped from here too.

As always Bart is sent a royalty on my sales.

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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby cnc74 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:17 pm

Lightning fast shipping via FedEx and the parts are perfect!

Thank you to Blomker!

Now I can proceed with the rest of my build.
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Re: Part Kits For Buildlog Open Source Laser

Postby jamese » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:24 pm

Hi

Are part kits available?
About to start on a potential build so thought I should check.

Thanks

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