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Buildlog Title: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

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Builder: xfredericox
Member Since: 2018-02-03

Monday, November 26th 2018 - 2:31 PM

It's been quiet around the LAYZOR (€600 K40 laser cutter rebuild) but I've been working hard on making the custom part kits available. The first limited batch has already been sold out, now the second batch is publicly available for pre-order. Shipping is expected by mid-december. So for those who were hesitant about getting access to the custom parts: this is it!

Please visit the LAYZOR website for more details:

On my blog there are also some articles about making these kits:

Thanks for watching!

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Monday, September 10th 2018 - 2:00 PM

Already did some upgrades to the LAYZOR. I installed a Cohesion3D board and air assist!

Read more here:
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Saturday, September 1st 2018 - 1:26 PM

LAYZOR plans now available!

The LAYZOR project has been dominating all my free time since the beginning of the year. This post marks another milestone in this crazy journey.

So what happenend? Well I finally finished the complete plans for converting any K40 to the LAYZOR. I'm very satisfied with the result and I actually finished it a few weeks earlier than anticipated, so I'm giving myself a golden medal for that.

The plans are for sale over here:


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Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 9:21 PM

yeah I was already thinking about that, but now you convinced me ;-)

thanks :-)

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reader comment Comment from: Techgraphix on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 4:50 PM
Nice build, but can i advise you to make a few small metal plates to support the screws from the hinges and gassprings? Your cover will live much longer then..

Monday, July 16th 2018 - 5:57 PM

Hi all,
just wanted to let you know that this project is officially finished, and I just launched a dedicated LAYZOR website.

For those that don't know, the LAYZOR is a complete rebuild of a K40, but I recommend you read the full story on my blogpost:
and the website itself:

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reader comment Comment from: JenniferT on Saturday, May 5th 2018 - 8:01 AM
May updates

Friday, May 4th 2018 - 2:10 PM

Huge update!
This is the home stretch.

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Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 9:37 PM

Update: Acrylic!
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Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 10:26 PM

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Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 4:08 PM

New post up:
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Tuesday, February 27th 2018 - 3:30 PM

All custom parts are done!

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Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 2:38 PM

Hi all,

I am currently working on a conversion from the K40 to an actual useful machine. Key here is minimal investment.

I've worked on the design for a month or so, and now that the parts are coming in, I am planning to log the build here.

People have told me it looks a lot like the 2.0x (or whatever it is called ;-) ). Actually that is how I found this site. In the mean time I've looked at the cad file and I don't really think there's that much in common other than the overall look. Which is not surprising since it looks pretty generic. Anyway I just wanted to say it is a 100% new design, not really based off anything, except some google images for inspiration.

I also have a blog in which I write full articles, but I guess I'll post some more ongoing pictures here as I am building it.

There are already 3 blog posts about it, which you can find here:

Finished design render:

Currently I am building the frame.

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All profiles cut

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Leftovers from 10x 1980mm

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bed supports

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19mm cell honeycomb

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finished bed

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going vertical

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This is where I am today

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