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Ultimaker 2 Modifications for JTechPhotonics Laser

by wisar, published

Ultimaker 2 Modifications for JTechPhotonics Laser by wisar Oct 20, 2016

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Summary

This thing is a mount for a laser cutter on an Ultimaker 2 3D Printer. It was specifically designed for the JTechPhotonics laser but may work for others of the same form factor. There are also a number of other sub-things in the two zip files that I used to mod my printer to be a cutter.

My goal with this design was to have the laser be easily attached and detached from the printer, while being secure and stable, and allowing for a maximum of the build platform to be available. The mount slides under three of the four screws on the top of the extruder assembly for ease of attaching and detaching. I added connectors a foot or so above the mount so that the main part of the cabling for the laser and fan can stay attached to the printer between uses. I can change between printer and laser cutter in about a minute.

More on my blog: http://raspberrypirobot.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/final-configuration-for-um2-laser_21.html

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Ultimaker

Printer:

Ultimaker 2

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

150-200 microns


Notes:

Custom supports are recommended for both parts. The part that is shown in the picture was printed in PLA but I suspect that a higher temperature plastic might be a good idea. I have another copy printed in Colorfabb NGEN waiting to go on if the PLA warps.

Post-Printing

Makes sure to clean the support from where the mount and the fan cowling mate so that you have a good join (unlike the one in my picture). You may find that you need to warp the mount and cowling into place a little if you do not. Raising the temperature of the plastic a bit and holding it in place will work but care is needed :-o

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