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Blowing Smoke

I may have a chance to do some LASER projects for profit. The opportunity may not develop, but it’s making me think of how I should manage such opportunities if the door opens. My present LASER is 5.5 watts output, diode type. A baby for doing any kind of commercial work. The penalty for low …

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Low Power LASER

Been using my little LASER for a while. I have a few more comments to share. First, it works as advertised. Meaning there is nothing defective about the hardware or the software and how it was designed. That’s not saying it is the perfect small LASER engraver. It does the job.  It IS a low …

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More Air

Air assist is a “must have” feature with a LASER engraver.  The LASER works without the air assist but so much better with the air in use. Dense smoke is eliminated and the cuts are so much cleaner.  I am certain there will be reasons for not using the air assist. It must be a …

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By User:Eino81 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8003112

LASER Pyrogravure

Image By User:Eino81 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8003112 The original LASER invention (as I recall) was a glass like mineral ruby rod with a photo (xeon) flash tube wound around the outside. One end of ruby rod was reflective. The firing end was semi-reflective. I don’t think these were used as industrial LASERs. …

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