Reci CO2 Laser Head Direct Mount
by 3DTOPO, published
Why would you want to mount the lens directly to the tube? I suppose for most setups it would only be used for testing the laser. For my purposes, I plan on moving the whole laser tube on my large CNC machine, so I should be able to put this to good use (I am not going to steer the beam, I am going to steer the whole tube).
Works great. Very snug fit on both the laser and the laser head. Video of it in action here (it is the green part):
The laser head I am using is this one: lightobject.com/1820mm-Laser-head-w-air-assisted-Ideal-for-K40-machine-P701.aspx
Special thanks to TrevM for making the really useful thread library!
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Check this thread for someone with a 150 watt Reci that they may want to get rid of;
I see what you mean. Bummer - the other end (postive anode) looks quite stout in comparison. Hmmm, I wonder what a safe aceeleration value is, and I don't see a way to find out what a max safe value is without first breaking it. I guess I need to find someone with a burnt out tube!
Just to be clear, it is not moving the whole tube that is the issue. It is the narrow glass tube inside the laser tube that will break first. The narrow tube is the one that carries the water (so it's heavy and has a bit of inertia) and is very poorly supported. The end near the output is supported by a single piece of glass tubing (the water outlet), the spring on the end provides no structural support.
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