CUSTOM CNC ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURE
Jun05

CUSTOM CNC ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURE

While we are waiting for the last parts for our CNC machine, we spent some time making a enclosure for the electronics. Here are some pictures of the build and results… Almost finished. All the panels where cut with our 100w lasercutter. The wood is baltic birch 6mm. Ready for installing the electronics. Electronics installed, and all wired up. Practicly done. Only thing left is cable-management. It is branded CNC Router Parts...

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PRINT NEW COVERS FOR VOLKSWAGEN SEMAPHORES
May07

PRINT NEW COVERS FOR VOLKSWAGEN SEMAPHORES

I got this challange from someone that is fixing up their old Volkswagen. The covers for the semaphores where horribly deformed from the heat from the bulb, so i was tasked to see if i could make new ones with a 3D printer. I decided to use the Form 1+ since i already had the clear resin in the machine. I figured that the clear resin would be great since the cover needs to light up. The first step was to design the part. I use 3Ds MAX...

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FORM 1+ LARGE MIRROR CHANGE
Apr20

FORM 1+ LARGE MIRROR CHANGE

Recently i had some trouble with my Form 1+ 3D printer, and i had to send it to England for repair. It turned out to be a defective laser. When i recieved the repaired unit, someone at the repaircenter messed up the large mirror in the machine. The mirror had small white spots on it that was impossible to clean of. So the repaircenter sent me a replacement mirror for me to install in the machine, so her is a “How To”...

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X700 DEFECTIVE X-AXIS FIX
Apr03

X700 DEFECTIVE X-AXIS FIX

All of a sudden the lasercutter cut very uneven lines in the x-axis direction as you can see in the following picture: The laser-head is very has a very simple build-up, so i quickly suspected bad bearings in the little white wheels that the laser-head rolls on. I contacted cnccheap where i originally ordered the machine, and they where very fast to respond (the same day!!). for $100 they sent me 2 sets of white wheels and spare lense...

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LASERCUTTER CAUGHT FIRE – WARNING
Mar30

LASERCUTTER CAUGHT FIRE – WARNING

This is going to be a little warning to others using laser cutters/engravers…. A couple of weeks ago my X700 from china caught on fire during a job, but let me be clear about who’s to blame for this…. ME. The machine is placed in my garage, and i usually sit in the next room while it does its thing… Even though i know not to leave the machine alone while its cutting, i have become pretty relaxed about the...

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