Here are the drawings for my laser. They are presented "as is" with no guarantee. You should determine if it will work for you before you start building or buying parts. I currently provide limited support via the forum. Please use the forum so other can hear the answers. I cannot guarantee support will continue. If you make improvements to the design, please let me know so others can benefit. This laser will continue to evolve, so don't complain if I change it after you made some parts.

A lot of the choices I made on the design were based on materials I had available and might not be the best choices for everyone. Things like the exhaust blower and interface panel are good examples. I just scrounged all the parts I could find laying around and at the hardware store and designed something around them. You might want to do the same.

 

Safety: Lasers are dangerous in many ways. They can kill you with high voltage, they can blind you with the beam. The laser can start fires inside or outside the enclosure. Never operate the machine without safety glasses and never operate it unattended. Bottom Line: You built it, so you are responsible for all aspects of safety.

Drawing Notes: Many drawings are not fully dimensioned. These are usually items that will most likely cut via CNC and the detailed dimensions are just a waste of time. All drawings are to scale. If you need more dimensions, add them yourself. The sub assembly drawings are for reference and organization only. Many of the sub assemblies actually have to be built at the top level and not before final assembly. You may want to test assemble the sub assemblies, but realize that there may be some disassembly later. Most stuff was drawn in Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5. I can provide native Pro/E files, STEP files, DXF and several other formats. It takes a lot of time to maintain multiple formats, so only request things that are really necessary.

 

 

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Version 2.0

Kits - Kits for the laser cut and routed parts are now available. Click Here

 

Version 2

Description
Rev
Date PDF DXF STEP
Preliminary Assembly Instructions   10/29/2010
           
Main Assembly
8
12/11/10 PDF    
XY Assembly
9
11/5/2010 PDF    
 
       
Laser Car Assembly
6
10/19/2010 PDF  
Z Lift Assy
5
11/28/2010 PDF    
Y Axis Assembly
6
10/24/2010 PDF    
Gantry Assembly
13
11/5//2010 PDF    
Bearing Bracket Assembly
5
6/13/2010 PDF  
Table Assembly
1
6/3/2010 PDF    
Top Cover Assembly
2
10/28/10 PDF    
Frame Assembly
6
10/28/2010 PDF    
Tube Clamp Assembly (and parts)
4
10/31/2010 PDF DXF  
Y Axis Belt Plate
1
3/5/2010 PDF See XY Kit  
Belt Clamps
2
5/2/2010 PDF Obsolete  
Laser Car Plate
5
5/16/2010 PDF See XY Kit  
Gantry Plate
3
7/1/2010 PDF See XY Kit  
Mirror Mount, Rear
1
1/30/2010 PDF    
Interface Panel
2
2/20/2010 PDF DXF  
Gas Spring Bracket
1
1/3/2010   DXF  
Assist Nozzle
2
11/30/2010 PDF   V Wheel
V Rails
1
7/9/2009 PDF DXF V Rail Gantry V Rail Y Axis
Enclosure Skins
6
11/14/2010 PDF DXF  
Extrusions
6
6/3/2010 PDF    
Gantry Mirror Bracket
2
5/2/2010 PDF See XY Kit
Gantry Mirror Spacer
2
5/18/2010 PDF See XY Kit  
X Axis Idler Bracker
2
5/16/2010 PDF See XY Kit  
           
           
           
           
V Rail Z Axis
1
8/15/10 PDF    
Z Guide Extrusion
1
8/15/10 PDF    
Z Rail Assembly
1
9/7/10 PDF    
Z Carriage Parts
2
9/23/2010 PDF DXF  
Z Carriage Assembly
2
9/23/2010 PDF    
           
V Wheel
1
3/20/2010     V Wheel
Nema 17 Stepper Motor
1
7/16/2010 PDF   Nema 17 Motor
Nema 23 Stepper Motor
1
7/16/2010 PDF   Nema 17 Motor
           
           
XY Mechanism Part Kit
8
10/30/2010 PDF DXF  
Z Lift Kit
5
1/2/2010 PDF DXF  

 

Schematics

 


 

 

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