Tag: Laser Engraver

K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Laser Engraving a Rock

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects!  As in this episode we will be engraving a rock!  Yes you read that correctly, we will use our K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver to laser engrave a rock!

Inkscape Tutorials – Importing SVG Files Into TinkerCad

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be revisiting the tripod mount we designed and cut on the K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver. However this time we will be redesigning it for 3D printing in ABS on the XYZ Printing Da vinci 1.0a 3d printer.

As part of this tutorial we also learn several key points in 3D designing being:

1. Starting in 2D and extruding to 3D
2. Importing SVG files into TinkerCad
3. Issues with importing SVG files into TinkerCad and how to fix
4. Design principles
5. Repairing merged models
6. General TinkerCad Workflows

For more information both Inkscape and TinkerCad, check out our tutorial play lists:

Inkscape Tutorials:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLInTrkIbj69mJLYQKvv9YE7gC0p6ZfN6l

TinkerCad Workflows:
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Inkscape Tutorials – Designing a Maker Rail Base for a Tripod

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be designing a base plate for a camera slider we have been working in Inkscape to cut out on our K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver.

As the idea behind these video will be to not so much share how to use and application such as Inkscape, yet how get an idea from your head into reality. As the goal of creating www.DIY3DTech.com is to share how to create something from your minds eye to an object you can hold in your hand. Technology such as 3D Printing, laser cutting and CNC machining has placed amazing capabilities in the hands of the masses, yet the key tool still between your ears.


Inkscape Tutorials – Cutting the Vacuum Tube Holder

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects!  As in this episode we will be following the last and cutting out the vacuum tube holders on the K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver.  For the material we will be using 3mm acrylic which we picked up at a local home improvement store.


eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Crafting Projects with Foam Sheets

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be creating cube from sheets foam, these make great craft projects as well as Christmas ornaments or even as 3D puzzles!

Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch, 50-Pack, Rainbow Colors:
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Link to download Blocks as BMP file:
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eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Finding Speed and Power Settings for New Material

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects!  As in this episode we will be look at how we can use the slat board method to not only find the optimal focal point for your eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver.  However also speed and intensity settings too.  So grab a cup of coffee sit and enjoy this video before heading out to the shop!

eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Air Assist Modifications

As in this episode we will be looking at the air assist modification which we have made to our 40 Watt K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver.

Air brush compressor:
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Airbrush compressor with tank:
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Air Tank:
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Quick Connector Set:
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Water Return for eBay Chinese K40 Laser

This is ~ 7mm OD with a ~3mm ID water return line with hose barb designed to a fixed to the top of five gallon bucket for the water return of a K40 style eBay/Chinese Laser cutter & engraver.  The idea is to provide a little back pressure to trigger a small pressure sensor to indicate water flow exiting the tube rather positive pressure enter it because if the becomes plugged, the inlet would show pressure activating the switch yet no water would be flowing and the tube could be damaged.


eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Slanted Board Focus Measurement

As in this episode we will be using the slanted board method to determine the focus of our new Light Objects 18mm ZnSe lens. Because the board slanted (raised on one end by 2.54cm). The laser will start out of focus, run into focus and then back out. We can then measure with our scale the distance up from the bed to the position on the board where the bean is at it’s finest to find the sweet spot for the focal point of the laser.

More on this laser can be found at goo.gl/itkmEK and we have set up a resource page at diy3dtech.com/k40-chinese-laser-resources/

Also please keep checking back the resource link as we have a number of updates pending and if you have one we should please share in the comments below.


eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Advanced Mirror Aligment Summary

As in this episode we will be summing the results of the advance mirror alignment series as the result have left me a little surprised as well as happy!