Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY: CNC Table with Laser

Hand assembled sheet metal scarab from LaserofLove
Check out the gallery of his other stuff.

If you're an artist who enjoys working in metal, you may find this tutorial on building your own laser-powered CNC cutting table interesting.  The price of the components involved is probably well outside the budget of most starving artists, but it's still fun to fantasize about the possibilities.

This site provides the highlights for construction of a CNC table with a 250 watt laser used to cut sheet metal. It includes an overview of the system and a description of the laser, its optics and how the laser is controlled. The system also has an X-Y table with CNC software.

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