This is Part 2 of my Laser Cutter/Engraver build, you might want to check out Part 1 if you haven’t seen it.
Time for a little paint!
Larger sheets of steel will cover the ends of the machine.
An enclosed area in the back of the machine will house the laser tube. Here you can see the laser tube’s home as well as the exhaust vent for the water cooling system (laser tubes get hot).
The first test fitting of the laser. The tube is actually longer than what the spec sheet claims, it just barely fits lengthwise in the enclosure.
Here’s a quick clip of some glass being etched. I was still playing around with calibrating the laser power level and the speed. This is REALLY SLOW.
And here’s the finished laser cutting out a design from thingiverse.com. The material is 5mm plywood that I had left over from another project.