it has been a while since our last post. We have been quite busy with handling all order in time. We are happy to share that within the last 6 month we managed to have an average time of 0.8 days from placed to dispatched orders. But we are still trying to get even faster. :)
The last days have been quite relaxed so I like to share some recent development progress. Besides that we did a new extruder, where only the hot end is swappable for easy changes between different filament colors/diameters we also made our own 1W laser head for this extruder. The reprapped part should be customized the the specific laser and electronic, so will not upload it to thingiverse.
Here you can find a video of changing the toolhead and cutting some parts with the laser module:
For gcode generation we used the freeware tool dxf2gcode with some rework in the editor to auto replace Z-movements with the new laser on and off commands. Also wintopo showed good performance in generating useable gcode.
If you plan to build this toolhead on your own please be aware of the power of these laser and always wear laser protection googles suited for the wavelength you are dealing with. We do not want to see these kinds of lasers in anyone's hands, therefore we are not going to sell these kits. Even if 998 out of 1000 know what they are doing and are aware of the danger, for sure there will be one who burns out his eyes and another one that will attach it to a shark's head.