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Delta Kossel Effector + Laser Mount

by 5imR Dec 30, 2016
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Am after a kossel linear plus mount for the 2.5 watt laser module almost the same as yours only difference is my driver is a second board reckon you could wip me up a basic effector just for the laser and board not worried about the hotend

Am after a kossel linear plus mount for the 2.5 watt laser module almost the same as yours only difference is my driver is a second board reckon you could wip me up a basic effector just for the laser and board not worried about the hotend

Awesome, going to try it. Thank you... and I think if you can laser cut, you can also CNC with a bit and motor right?

Hi, thanks!
The rigidity of 3D delta printers is not enough to hope to do a CNC. The cutting efforts would be too strong for the structure. Let me know if you have some other questions. I'll be happy to see the result if you print this project.

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Hi,

This is very cool (and nice job!) because I'm planning to build similar 3d printer + laser engraver machine in the future. Problem I'm facing is that how to drive the thing. What I understand (please do correct me if I'm wrong) is that no normal current 3d printer software can handle both at the same time (switching between i.e profiles to choose laser or 3d print) ?
What software do you use to drive your machine? Do you have to use 2? Can you plug the laser module in the extruder board or do you have to have totally separate extruder for each?

-Janne

ReHello,

I've updated the list of softwares that I use. I've just found how to engrave vectorially with Inkscape.

Simon

Hi Janne,

Thanks for your comment ! I'm not an expert and I'm just in my early days. I don't know if I do it in the simplest way, but I use the software ''Repetier'' for the 3D printer in a traditional way and for the engraver I use the software ''Laser Etch B / W Image Engraving''. This software only generates the gcode for the machine. This program controls the laser with the codes M106 (ON) and M107 (OFF) which corresponds to the control of the fans. I simply plugged the laser on the same drive. So with ''Repetier'' I can manually control the laser (with the control of the fans) but I have to go through the other software to create the gcode from an image or text (BMP file). There are also many other ways but I am there for now ;). In vector mode (with Inkscape for exemple) I can't because my machine doesn't accept commands G2 and G3... I hope that answers your question. ;)

Simon

Thank you for your reply!
I take it that your laser is strictly on/off when connecting it to the fan output? Doesn't the ttl drive enable pwm kind of a control to it?

Anyway, while searching the web I came a cross this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PijjOQbtZo). I was wondering if it would be possible to use that LaserWeb3 (free) to generate the gcode and then import/copy that to the machine control software of your choice.. if it would be possible to add to it the pwm control, you could get more out of the lasermodule..

-Janne

Hi,

I didn't know LaserWeb3. In any case, whatever the way and the software used to generate the gcode, it must be sent to the machine with the usual control software (Repetier for me) or simply also by SD card.

I haven't yet succeeded to use the TTL control but with the control of fans the power can be adjusted (min: M106 S1 / max M106 S255, on the 12V drive). Even if it works this way, I still have to study to use the TTL command. I also think that we could get more of the laser.

Simon