Laser cutter/engraver

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Make/Model

Derek Laser Technology, China

Cost To Use

  • $0.20/min of cutting time
    • Use POS to charge to your account.

Notes

  • Restricted to Members Only
  • You MUST BE TRAINED before using it alone. Ask for help from those who have been trained, and contact the Area Captain to set up an appointment for your training.

Specs

  • Laser power: 150W, as claimed by factory.
  • Laser type: Hermetic CO2 glass tube F6
  • Working area: 1300mm X 900mm (Approx. 51“ x 35.4”)
  • Data transfer interface: USB and wifi
  • Cooling: Water Chiller cw3000
  • Firmware: RDWorks v8
  • Controller: Ruida 6442S
  • Machine dimensions: enormous
  • Net Weight: too much

Materials Information

Permitted

Cutting and/or engraving:

  • ABS plastic
  • acrylic
  • cardboard
  • chipboard
  • leather [1]
  • plywood [2]
  • rubber [3]
  • solid wood
  • wood

Cutting:

  • cloth
  • fabric
  • paper

Etching:

  • ceramics
  • properly coated metals
  • glass
  • stone
  • tile

Prohibited

Cutting and/or engraving:

  • carbon fiber
  • Depron foam
  • fiberglas
  • MDF
  • metal
  • mylar/polyester
  • nylon
  • PVC [4]
  • polycarbonate (Lexan) [4]
  • polypropylene
  • printed circuit boards
  • Teflon
  • treated lumber
  • vinyl [4]
  • high-density polyethylene

Cutting:

  • glass (due to fracturing)
  • stone
  • ceramics

Notes

  1. Burning leather smells awful -- especially for deep and wide engraving. Please open the windows for ventilation. Don't forget to close the windows when you leave.
  2. Plywood is sometimes difficult to cut and engrave because of the adhesives holding the plies together.
  3. Burning rubber smells awful. Please open the windows for ventilation. Don't forget to close the windows when you leave.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 This material produces toxic gas.

Current Status

Available

Ownership

TAC

History

  • 05/12/17 - Arrived at Makerspace
  • 08/11/17 - Ready to Use

Documentation

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