Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 0
  • *Guests: 51
  • *Total: 51

Our Discord

Author Topic: Laser CNC cutting/etching using a 3D printer?  (Read 450 times)

Offline blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,845
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Laser CNC cutting/etching using a 3D printer?
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:40:42 PM »
Hey Everyone,

The subject has come up recently about using 3D printers and laser CNC cutting/etching together. So, while doing some researching, I stumbled onto this video where a YouTube user did just that...check out his video!

https://youtu.be/cbDS_ba_6j0

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Offline Joe Lavery

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 745
  • 737 Builder
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Home Location: Newport, UK
Re: Laser CNC cutting/etching using a 3D printer?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 04:43:08 AM »
The laser shown in that video has been around for some time now but it's a blue laser which is very low power.
The video that followed that one from Thomas Sandler is a lot more interesting because the machine seems a lot more useful than I thought possible. 
So it seems my original contention that a multi purpose machine was not viable was wrong.   :( 8
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OmD4kwz3XV8

Joe
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'

www.pcpilot.net


Offline blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,845
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Laser CNC cutting/etching using a 3D printer?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 07:00:53 AM »
Hey Joe,

I don't think you were wrong. It's not the best option when you look at having one machine to do it all. For example, if any of the stepper motors fail, all three uses of the machine are done. Whereas, with separate machines, one can fail and yet, you can still do work with the other two.

Of course you could always keep backup stepper motors...lol, but if it's not them, it'll be something else that would keep your 3 in 1 machine from working.

The "Murphy's Law" thing  :o

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Offline Joe Lavery

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 745
  • 737 Builder
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Home Location: Newport, UK
Re: Laser CNC cutting/etching using a 3D printer?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »
I agree John, I also think the all in one solution is restricted to the base size of the machine, for example my Laser will cut up to 500 x 300, and my CNC router goes up to 600 x 400. But you're right the only way I would consider it was if I was restricted to the space I had to work in.

Of course these multi purpose machines are aimed more at schools and universities where the space could be an issue.

Joe.   
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'

www.pcpilot.net


 

FlightSimExpo 2019

FsExpo

Recent Posts

737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[Today at 04:43:15 PM]
Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
by jskibo
[Today at 02:25:50 PM]
What have you done for your simulator today?
by blueskydriver
[April 24, 2019, 03:30:03 PM]
Overhead: Where to mount interface cards?
by blueskydriver
[April 24, 2019, 03:21:41 PM]
unfinished project 737
by LORENZO
[April 23, 2019, 06:29:47 PM]
747-400 Yoke Color
by bernard S
[April 23, 2019, 04:39:55 PM]
737 MAX Sismo soluciones (SPAIN)
by kkoutoulas
[April 23, 2019, 02:53:50 PM]
TV Screen Position
by iwik
[April 22, 2019, 07:53:38 PM]
Question on B737NG center pedestal instrument availability
by navymustang
[April 22, 2019, 05:05:09 PM]
Wanted - Jetmax B737 TQ
by kattz
[April 22, 2019, 12:57:09 AM]
Multi-Projector color calibration
by jmlohrenz
[April 21, 2019, 05:33:40 PM]
Bernard...info
by FredK
[April 20, 2019, 06:29:17 PM]
Complete 200 degree curved visual system with projectors
by fsaviator
[April 20, 2019, 04:25:12 PM]
For Sale GoFlight Jet Console, 2 Private Pilot Racks all with GoFlight Modules.
by blueskydriver
[April 20, 2019, 11:26:43 AM]
Old Projector(s)
by fsaviator
[April 20, 2019, 10:53:59 AM]
OEM 737NG project - Long overdue update
by Karl737
[April 19, 2019, 09:56:23 PM]
CPFlight 737 NG MCP Pro and Efis Pro
by patiju
[April 19, 2019, 06:14:33 PM]
Goflight Airliners collection stuff for sale
by Steenos
[April 19, 2019, 03:22:12 PM]
German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
by Joe Lavery
[April 19, 2019, 04:59:21 AM]
Teensy LC Throttle Quadrant
by RayS
[April 18, 2019, 03:38:14 PM]
FSDream Team Couatl crashes when shutting down computers - any ideas
by navymustang
[April 18, 2019, 08:25:11 AM]
FLIGHTSIMEXPO RELEASES 2019 SPEAKER SCHEDULE, ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH EAA
by 757Simulator
[April 18, 2019, 04:20:53 AM]
Teensy as Joystick
by kurt-olsson
[April 16, 2019, 01:54:29 PM]
Which Processor i7 - 8700K or i7 - 9700K
by Joe Lavery
[April 15, 2019, 04:00:33 PM]
Computer / Projector Combo
by blueskydriver
[April 15, 2019, 02:50:24 PM]
Flyengravity desktop MIP
by Steenos
[April 15, 2019, 02:22:39 PM]
Join me on Vatsim Tonight
by Trevor Hale
[April 14, 2019, 05:07:50 PM]
Interfacing real instruments in p3d
by Steve Mount
[April 14, 2019, 04:56:08 PM]
Flight Sim Visual System on Public Surplus...
by bernard S
[April 14, 2019, 12:53:56 PM]
Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP
by 737simAdelaide
[April 14, 2019, 05:16:58 AM]