Category: Maintenance Information

How to do a smoke test

OUT OF DATE. This was applicable when we were using the ventilation through Clean Fab. This is no longer applicable as we are on a different exhaust. So all testing of home-brew systems like our laser ventilation are going to take some critical thinking and problem-solving. This works best with two people. One to hang …

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Manuals

PDF manuals for laser cutter and software: LightObject LO-1600W Chiller Barracuda Laser Cutter Manual Old/Out of Date Links: [[File:Laser Manual1280.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Manual for EXLAS 1280 laser. Out of Date – We no longer use this software [[File:Lasercut5.3 Manual.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Software manual for the laser cutting software LaserCut 5.3 which is included with XYZ-Tech’s machines Out …

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Replacing Tube

Laser Tube from Lightobject for $550 From xyz-tech: [http://wiki.acemonstertoys.org/images/c/c1/EXLAS_Replacing_Laser_Tube.pdf Replacing Tube PDF] Report: The tube is dead NOW! The laser power supply generates exceedingly high voltage in order to excite the CO2 gas inside the laser tube So please MAKE Good insulating on the Anode.  Please note the manual and other clear photos we prepared …

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Supplies

​Mirrors: ​25mm High quality Si Plated Reflection Mirror $30 http://www.lightobject.com/25mm-High-quality-Si-Plated-Reflection-Mirror-P117.aspx Lens: ​High quality 18mm ZnSe Focus lens (F63.5mm) $52 http://www.lightobject.com/High-quality-18mm-ZnSe-Focus-lens-F635mm-P831.aspx Laser tube: SP 80W CO2 Sealed Laser Tube $465 http://www.lightobject.com/SP-80W-CO2-Sealed-Laser-Tube-P529.aspx  Air assist module 6mm Dia Tube 9mm Threaded Pneumatic Speed Controller Quick Connector $6 https://www.amazon.com/Threaded-Pneumatic-Speed-Controller-Connector/dp/B00CJCXPBS/ ​Air compressor 220V 185W Electromagnetic Air Pump for Laser Cutter …

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Cleaning

Cleaning Supplies These are just the supplies not the tools. Lens Cleaner – Lens Clens (pink) this is the right lens cleaner for our coated mirrors and lenses. DO NOT USE WITH PLASTIC SWABS. https://www.lensclens.com/ Pec Pads – This creates a link free surface to put the optics on while you work. Amazon Link Swabs …

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Lens Alignment

Please notify the tool steward before attempting to align the mirrors. It is also useful to have an assistant. See the  Instructable on aligning the mirrors. *”’Category:”'[[Category:Laser]] [[Category:Laser Upkeep]] [[Category: User Guides]]

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Lubricating the Rails

This is a regular maintenance that needs to be done to the laser. Be sure to get training before doing this!!! Use some paper towels and the two cans of WD-40 behind the red toolbox in the laser room. Note: It’s important to keep the overspray off of the mirrors inside the laser. The easiest …

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