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Post by Muffinman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Hi folks, thought I'd say hello.

I've always had a fascination with lasers and have a modified laser pointer which is about 20mW

The reason I know this is I'm lucky enough to work for a company that makes 3D metal laser printers and work on 200, 400 and 500W machines with our new combined 2000W quad laser system coming out soon. The embarrassing thing is, I know a lot about the mechanical side of the machine, but bugger all about the optical train :lol:

Anyway, I hope to get to know some knowledgeable folk on here to change that.

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Post by ve3sqb » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:05 am

Hi I'm ve3sqb (Alan ). I am a retired teacher and technical director for the local school board. I am a complete tech nerd and fortunately so is my wife so if I buy a new toy she asks if I got her one (don't be jealous). I have a cnc wood router, 3d printer and a few months ago got a mana 500mw laser to see if I was interested in it. Almost immediately I upgraded to a 3.5 watt and now have a 15 watt. Each step of the way I encountered different mechanical and/or electrical problems. Everything from noise on the usb cable , a faulty arduino and having to slot the wheel bolt hole to tighten them because some rollers were not touching. I love a challenge and will share my learning experiences with everyone.

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Post by jansen117 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:00 am

Hey everyone Jansen117 here I want to say hello to everyone and hopefully get to know a few of you. I hope to learn more about my equipment and contribute anything i can to the community.

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Post by LaserJP77 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:49 am

Hi my name is J.P. and I’m from Portland Oregon. I used to work on industrial CO2 lasers back in the late 90s and him getting back into the cutting and engraving scene. I’m thinking about purchasing a JQ Laser, and possibly flying to China to inspect the factory first. I’ll be doing some research here and hopefully can find some answers and learn some along the way.

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Post by JBeesPowderCoating » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:32 pm

Hey all. My Name is james, I am the owner/Operator for JBees Powder Coating LLC in Round Rock,Tx. I recently picked me up a Boss Laser LS1416 and have been banging away and trying to get use to it and get things flowing. So hopefully I can get some good pointers on here and maybe help others with what I have learned so far.

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Post by GabrielAvram » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:38 pm

This is Gabriel Avram, I am new here. I have 2 laser cutting and engraving machines. So I want to share my experiences and also want to learn more about the laser machines from other users.

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Post by Boomer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:41 am

Hello ... Brian here .... currently have an 80w EFR Rayfine machine .... always looking for info to share


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Post by Studio T » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:37 am

Hello, Ryan here.

I have a 60 watt co2 home brew with lead shine closed loop steppers, and an aquarium chiller and buffer for cooling.

Pretty experienced at maintaining these things now having learned the hard way several times.

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Post by Makobottomline » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 pm

I bought a CO2 50W Chinese Laser off of Ebay. Going through the learning curve to set up now. Unit was packaged extremely well and no damage was found upon delivery. Yesterday was first power on test with water and air. Loaded SW onto old laptop with XP last night and today will perform the alignment test for laser spot. Can't wait to get this up and working. Primary plan for this device is to engrave the pens and other items I make.
I do woodworking and make pens both in wood and acrylic plus other items. Plan to expand into making some small signs and cutouts.
Check out my work at or on facebook

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Post by Sawfish » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:34 pm

I have a K40 engraver.
Upgrade it with a Lightobject T9 DSP laser upgrade kit and also got a Z table for it.
I am in to S gauge trains 3/16 scale (American Flyer Trains made by AC Gilbert).
I plan to use it to make a trolley and other what nots.
Been a manual machinist all my life and I am now a Quality Control Manager at a small machine shop.
Age 58
I was thinking of getting a copy of Corel Draw any thoughts on what one i should get.
I hope this forum will get me going in the World of Laser Engraving.

Be Safe
And have fun.

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