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Lasers of low power can be used as measuring tools in a 3D printer environment, but higher powered ones can be used to engrave materials if mounted as a 3D Printer's tool.

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Why is a mold required in isostatic pressing after performing Sintering

After an a object is formed through direct laser sintering, as a post-processing procedure the object is sent for hot-isostatic pressing, In hot isostatic pressing the sintered object is placed in a ...
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Is it possible to attach a laser engraver to a SLA / resin 3D printer?

While trying to figure out if I should start 3D printing with FDM (Creality Ender 3) or with SLA (Elegoo Mars), I got hooked on the bonus feature of attaching a laser upgrade on the 3d printer to make ...
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GRBL: inaccurate on X axis by ~4 mm on 400 mm

This is GRBL-related. I have a laser-engraver type machine, Chinese, ~550 mm X axis, aluminium extrusions, 2mm-pitch T belt, Nema 17H3430 motors, one mechanical homing switch for X, Arduino-based. ...
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Linux software for laser engraver

I am searching for a Linux software to control the 3000 mW laser engraver depicted below. It's a common model you'd find on AliExpress, Banggood, etc. under different brand names. I have already ...
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Display locks when executing G-code for laser cutting using Marlin on RAMPS board

I'm working on a Laser cutter. I’m using the RAMPS 1.4 and Marlin software. To make the Marlin software work with a laser I’m inspired by this blog from dreammakercnc: Marlin Firmware modification for ...
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Laser LA03-5000 wiring to RAMPS 1.4

I'm totally lost. I have been searching about two days how to correctly wire Blue Laser LA03-5000 to RAMPS 1.4 board. This laser has 12 V input and separates PWM/TTL wires. I have found out how ...
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laser is engraving the negative space

I am using LightBurn to laser engrave on wood. I am just trying to print some letters. In the softwares preview the output looks correct. The black part is where the laser should burn and the red ...
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Grayscale laser engraving with Ramp1.4

I have a Reprap Guru Prusa i3 v2 3D printer. To this I added a 5.5 W laser that I purchased online. The board of my 3D printer is an Arduino Mega 2560 board with Ramp 1.4. I have connected my laser ...
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Add a laser module to Reprap Guru Prusa i3

I have a Reprap Guru Prusa i3 v2 3D printer. Here is a link to the 192 MB manual. And here is the link to the resources page for the Reprap Guru. Page 58 of the manual discusses electronics. I ...
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How to build a cheap (but safe) laser engraver with spare parts [closed]

I would love to start a small engraving business without having to purchase expensive hardware. Using scrap parts at home, or parts from broken CD players, are there any ways to make a laser ...
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Laser Engraver with Smoothie, RAMPS 1.4 or AWC708C?

I have an old laser engraver that runs from Windows 98SE and DOS-6. Yup, still works fine but a pain as I regularly have to open it up and unplug and re-seat all the ribbon connectors. Fifteen of them ...
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Running laser on my printer

I am trying to control a laser with the fan (D9) and ran into problems. So I tried P44, no good then P6 also not good.\ What my problem is I am trying to "burn" a group of vertical lines spaced about ...
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Laser engraving software for Boxzy 3D printer

I have a laser-engraving "head" for one of my 3D printers (a Boxzy, so it's designed for it, not just strapping a random laser onto something), and I'd like to try using it to, well, engrave something....
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Laser cutting on RepRap

I have seen some lasers attached to the RepRap platform for cutting but most seem to be cutting paper, balsa wood, or merely etching. If I were wanting to build a platform for cutting wood, similar ...