[hackerspaces] Choosing a laser cutter
team at sector67.org
Tue Nov 28 00:01:22 CET 2017
i3Detroit and Sector67 both have Weike machines if anyone needs help with
one. Ours has been working fine after initial repairs (machine was
designed to run on 220V so the connections and powersupply were underspec'd
but repairable, they've probably got it figured out now with the huge
increase in demand for 120V hobby machines) and aside from buying tubes
every few years it runs fine with minimal maintenance.
2100 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:52 PM, charlie wallace <charlie at finitemonkeys.com>
> nsl got a gweike laser for about $5K USD shipped to USA dock, its been
> a workhorse. http://www.wklaser.com/
> its pretty much no warranty fix it yourself deal, but its mostly just
> a tube replacement and tidying up the machines internals, save on the
> machine for new tubes, replace optics.
> chinese laser cutter software isn't that great, but they usually come
> with corel plugins.
> some notes https://charliex2.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/nsl-gets-a-
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:58 AM, opit <opit at technariumas.lt> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > we're raising money to buy a laser cutter again, aiming for 80-150W
> > power range and 1300-600mm work area.
> > We'd like to ask if you have any experience with a) European-made
> > lasers, e.g. Trotec, Boxford (we're in Lithuania) b) Chinese lasers that
> > are 2-3 times cheaper (e.g. Bodor, Acctek, etc.)?
> > I'm worried about spending a lot of members' money on a low-quality
> > device with no customer support and no warranty. On the other hand, it
> > can very well be that some of the 'made in EU' lasers are just
> > re-branded ones. We're aiming to spend up to 12k Euros on the cutter.
> > Do you have any comments or suggestions? Here are some devices we've
> > been looking at:
> > https://www.troteclaser.com/en/laser-machines/laser-cutters-sp-series/
> > http://acctekcnc.com/html/products/cnc_laser/Laser_
> > http://www.bodor.com/Fiber_Laser/CO2/2017-10-19/366.html (5.6k E)
> > BML1390 by Boxford (http://www.boxford.co.uk/equipment/laser-systems/)
> > https://goldenlaser.en.alibaba.com/product/520631966-
> > Thanks a lot!
> > #o
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