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Question #: 646

Question: DO YOU GUYS SELL THE POTENTIOMETER FOR YOUR LASER SYSTEM BY ITSELF

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Yes, it is found in laser components section

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  • I am building a cnc mill using your USB controller and i would like to know what is the specification of potentiometer used for adjusting manual axis jog speed

    Dealing with our USB BoB, the potentiometer that will be used in the key jog, is a 5V, 5k - 10k Ohm potentiometer.

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    I am building a cnc mill using your USB controller and i would like to know what is the specification of potentiometer used for adjusting manual axis jog speed

  • Do you sell only the laser components in a kit form?

    We can sell the laser parts in a kit form. What specific parts are you looking for specifically.

    A typical parts list would be as follows:
    - 1 Laser Tube (40w or 80w)
    - 1 Laser Power Supply (40w or 80w)
    - 2 Laser Mirror Mounts
    - 3 Laser Mirrors
    - 1 Laser Mirror Mount/Lens Holder/Nozzle
    - 1 Lens (Focal Lengths of 1.5", 2", 2.5" or 3" depending on your application)
    - Laser Protective Goggles

    Other parts that would be optional:
    - Laser Controller with Control Panel
    - Water Chiller if using the 80w (can also be used for 40w)
    - Screw Terminal with Post (for laser tube connection convenience)
    - 5K Potentiometer if the laser controller is not included

    Let me know if this list matches what you would expect and I will create some kits.

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    Do you sell only the laser components in a kit form?

  • Do you have a laser system that works with the 4.1 blacktoe system?

    We do not currently offer a laser kit specifically for the blackToe, however we do offer a combination spindle/laser tube mount for our greenBull machine here: https://buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-laser-spindle-combo-head. You could probably modify that mount to suit your needs, or you can contact us directly to discuss a custom mount. We also offer all the additional equipment needed to begin lasing -- tube, power supply, mirrors, etc.

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    Do you have a laser system that works with the 4.1 blacktoe system?

  • Do you recomend distilled water or coolant for your 80W laser tube with the CW-3000?

    We use purified water, but adding some coolant can be a benefit. The addition of coolant can keep the water in a state that maintains no growth of foreign organism like algae and the such. Additionally, If you are in a colder climate, antifreeze will work well.

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    Do you recomend distilled water or coolant for your 80W laser tube with the CW-3000?

  • I am interested in getting your 40W laser system. How difficult will it be to increase the size to 48" x 48"?

    The blackTooth machine, as it is designed cannot be modified easily as the box within which it is contained also serve as its structure. We are currently designing a special mount for the greenBull (for the 40 watt tube) which will provide 5'x10' or 6'x12' work area and the machine is far less expensive than comparable 4'x8' laser systems. We are also developing a 4'x8' 80 watt system where the tube is in the horizontal orientation. More information can be found in the R&D section.

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    I am interested in getting your 40W laser system. How difficult will it be to increase the size to 48" x 48"?

  • What is the price for your laser kit, to be shipped assembled

    For a custom quote on an assembled blacktooth, please contact sales@buildyourcnc.com

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    What is the price for your laser kit, to be shipped assembled

  • Derek, got your email, can the greenlean large format perhaps handle the laser head?

    The greenLean can potentially be adapted to hold laser equipment, but the laser tube would need to be in-line with the gantry and use mirrors for the laser energy to find its way to the nozzle.

    It would be challenging to make room for the power supply on the gantry, but not impossible.

    due to the weight of the z-axis, raster engraving would be pretty slow. If the machine was for cutting and vector graphics, the z-axis weight and inertia would not be an issue.

    To experience the full features of laser engraving and cutting, it's best to stick to a sole laser machine like the vertical laser XL or the blackTooth. If you want both CNC cutting and laser to possibly mark the cuts made from the CNC machine, then the hybrid is a good solution.

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    Derek, got your email, can the greenlean large format perhaps handle the laser head?

  • Laser; does your new laser controller uses the stander g-code files??

    No, the laser controller does not run standard g-code. Instead it uses a version of a printer control language which provides optimal results when processing detailed images and designs. If you need or want to control your laser with g-code, however, you can do so by running it from a computer using a standard machine control software. You can even set your laser up to operate both ways. Feel free to contact us directly if you need help sorting through your options.

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    Laser; does your new laser controller uses the stander g-code files??

  • Do you have a wiring diagram for a 3 axis system using your compotents. It would be nice if it showed the estop, limit switches,relays...

    Depending on the Breakout board that was purchased with your electronics combo, either USB or Parallel:
    USB: https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-USB-Controller-Breakout#prettyPhoto/2/
    Parallel: https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-parallel-breakout-relay#prettyPhoto/2/

    These will have the inputs labeled on the board itself, for example:
    USB will have the inputs for all the axis from X, Y, Z, A, limit switches.
    Parallel there will be 4 inputs 10, 11, 12, 13, 16(relay). Which can be used as E-stop, Limits (for all axes if wired in a closed loop), and one relay for a spindle control on/off via mach 3 or mach 4 or a specific relay control that you desire.

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    Do you have a wiring diagram for a 3 axis system using your compotents. It would be nice if it showed the estop, limit switches,relays...

  • Is there a recommended cooling system for purchase that can be used with your 2.2 kW water cooled spindles?

    A standard water pump like this one will work: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/pneumatic-hydraulic-water-pump-370-Gallons-Per-Hour-220v-110v

    You will also need silicone tubing at 1/4" ID and 3/8" OD to connect from the pump to the spindle: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/pneumatic-hydraulic-silicone-tubing

    And a bucket to hold the water.

    You may also consider CPU cooling systems which can actually be fastened to the back of the gantry. We do this for the Fabricator Pro machine. The CPU cooling I would recommend is a small pump and cylinder with a heat sink, or a small radiator.

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    Is there a recommended cooling system for purchase that can be used with your 2.2 kW water cooled spindles?

  • Would any of your CNC laser machines be appropriate for welding of thermoplastic materials?

    That is a good question. We have not tried to weld thermoplastics using our CO2 Lasers. It is possible since the laser outputs a heat source and at the right intensity and speed, the thermoplastic can be heated and melted rather than instantaneously vaporized and off gassed. I have done research to see if CO2 laser can weld thermoplastics with positive results.

    Our CO2 lasers are typical of other laser cutters on the market, so if their literature, or examples you have found, successfully weld thermoplastics, then ours will probably be able to as well.

    In some cutting test with different speeds and intensities, the kerf has welded back together; however, this was caused by an unintentional process rather than an intentional one.

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    Would any of your CNC laser machines be appropriate for welding of thermoplastic materials?

  • Would any of your CNC laser machines be appropriate for welding of thermoplastic materials?

    That is a good question. We have not tried to weld thermoplastics using our CO2 Lasers. It is possible since the laser outputs a heat source and at the right intensity and speed, the thermoplastic can be heated and melted rather than instantaneously vaporized and off gassed. I have done research to see if CO2 laser can weld thermoplastics with positive results.

    Our CO2 lasers are typical of other laser cutters on the market, so if their literature, or examples you have found, successfully weld thermoplastics, then ours will probably be able to as well.

    In some cutting test with different speeds and intensities, the kerf has welded back together; however, this was caused by an unintentional process rather than an intentional one.

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    Would any of your CNC laser machines be appropriate for welding of thermoplastic materials?

  • Hello, Patrick. There is a 22mm hole cut into the plexi display to the left of the lcd on the vlxl. Did you intend that for an indicator light or potentiometer?

    I’m not at the office to check, but that sounds like the hole for the emergency stop push button.

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    Hello, Patrick. There is a 22mm hole cut into the plexi display to the left of the lcd on the vlxl. Did you intend that for an indicator light or potentiometer?

  • WHAT IS THE SYSTEM PASSWORD FOR LASER CONTROL UNIT?

    The password is: 608

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    WHAT IS THE SYSTEM PASSWORD FOR LASER CONTROL UNIT?

  • Can you use an 80 watt laser in the smaller system?

    We offer a 4'x8' laser system that uses an 80 watt laser tube.
    Vertical Laser XL 4'x8'

    Our blackTooth 24"x20" laser uses a 40 watt laser tube due to the internal size constraints and that the laser tube is mounted on the gantry for ease of aligning and maintaining better power at the cutting end.
    blackTooth 24"x20" Laser

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    Can you use an 80 watt laser in the smaller system?

  • For your USB breakout board, do you guys have, or have a source for a connector that fits over the "keyboard jog" pins?

    At the current moment, we do not have a connector/attachment for the keyboard jog pins on our USB Breakout board. We are currently under development of a keyboard jog panel, that will connect to the keyboard jog pins.

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    For your USB breakout board, do you guys have, or have a source for a connector that fits over the "keyboard jog" pins?

  • Can other types of laser tubes work with the controller you are selling, for example, the 80W Reci tube?

    Yes, other CO2 laser tubes will work fine with our laser controller (including the Reci tube). Our laser controller is a digital based controller that controls the laser tube power supply, the motor drivers and other peripherals by outputting digital signals to these devices.

    Laser controller URL:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/Laser-Component-Laser-Control-System

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    Can other types of laser tubes work with the controller you are selling, for example, the 80W Reci tube?

  • Can i wire my drivers and motors in parallel to your laser controll system to add a laser unit on my router?

    It is possible to add the laser control system to an existing CNC router but there are a few considerations:

    All of the signal wires from the laser controller that connect to the drivers drivers and all of the signal wires from the CNC controller that go to the drivers will need to first pass through a tri-state gate buffer chip that will allow one set of signal wires to be switched off and the other set switched on.

    We have a board that does this in development, but If you wish to accomplish this on your own, you will need:

    - 3 Quad buffer line drivers (each one can receive 4 signal wires): https://newbiehack.com/categories/newbiehack-integrated_circuits-buffer-quad-buffer-line-driver-throughhole
    - Some perf board, solder and a soldering iron, and some hookup wire.

    If this doesn't scare you, please feel free to submit additional information and let me know if you would like more information.


    Additional Information:
    You will also need a physical switch to select laser control or CNC control.

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    Can i wire my drivers and motors in parallel to your laser controll system to add a laser unit on my router?

  • Your toothed timing belts sold by the inch..how do you attach the ends to form a closed loop ?

    Our timing belts are intended to be fixed at the ends for he travel of a particular axis. If you are using the timing belt as a continuous loop and the entire belt is needed in the mechanism, then our timing belt is not the best choice.

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    Your toothed timing belts sold by the inch..how do you attach the ends to form a closed loop ?