"Gonna need a bigger Z axis"

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"Gonna need a bigger Z axis"

Postby steves » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:51 am

Wired has an article with a great video on using a laser cuter to bend acrylic, not just cut it.

http://www.wired.com/design/2013/02/laser-origami/
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Re: "Gonna need a bigger Z axis"

Postby TLHarrell » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:42 pm

That's pretty interesting. I'll have to try that out. It amounts to using the defocused beam to heat the material. I literally just built myself a sheet bender last weekend. This may be even more accurate.
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Re: "Gonna need a bigger Z axis"

Postby Enraged » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:04 pm

that is slick. I'll have to keep that in mind whenever I get around to starting my 2.x project
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Re: "Gonna need a bigger Z axis"

Postby TLHarrell » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:41 pm

Since I can drop the floor out of the bottom of my laser, this option is open to me. Set your 2x up with a removable floor.
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