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{{Equipment
 
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|Name=Wolverine
| Name = Wolverine
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|Zone=Laser Cutter
 
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|LooksLike=Laser_cutter_110212.jpeg
| Owner = [[User:Surferdudemi|Roger Slykhouse]]
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|Owner=Roger Slykhouse
 
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|StorageLocation=West wall, you can't miss it.
| StorageLocation = West wall, you can't miss it.
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|Authorization Required=Yes
 
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|Status=Running
| MakeModel = Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1290
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|Documentation=The setup manual, [[File:OPERATIONAL_MANUAL_OF_MACHINE_xin_USB.pdf]] is worth reading, if only for a laugh.
 
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| Documents =  
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The setup manual, [[File:OPERATIONAL_MANUAL_OF_MACHINE_xin_USB.pdf]] is worth reading, if only for a laugh.
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Inside the cutter, a [http://www.leetro.com/english/sale/20.html Leetro MPC6515 control board] coordinates the motors and laser firing. Its [http://www.leetro.com/english/down/MPC6515%20%20Manual.pdf documentation] is freely downloadable.
 
Inside the cutter, a [http://www.leetro.com/english/sale/20.html Leetro MPC6515 control board] coordinates the motors and laser firing. Its [http://www.leetro.com/english/down/MPC6515%20%20Manual.pdf documentation] is freely downloadable.
  
 
So much grief has arisen from the awful state of the documentation and software, that an entire [http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/phpBB3/index.php Chinese laser support forum] has arisen for the hapless owners of these machines help each other.
 
So much grief has arisen from the awful state of the documentation and software, that an entire [http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/phpBB3/index.php Chinese laser support forum] has arisen for the hapless owners of these machines help each other.
 
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|OtherReferences=Two good sources of info:
| LooksLike =  
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* http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/vbul/forum/forum.php
[[File:Laser_cutter_110212.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|alt text]]
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* http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/ManualsTutorials.html
 
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|Rules=* i3 Members may use this machine if they are authorized on 150W laser cutters.
| Rules =
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* i3 Members may use this machine with permission of the owner.
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* You must be trained to use this machine.
 
* You must be trained to use this machine.
* There is a consumables fee for this machine of $15 per actual hour of laser-on time.
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* There is a consumables fee for this machine of $0.25 per minute (or $15 per hour) of laser-on time. (Check the display on the machine right after your job completes to get the time it ran.)
  
| Instructions =
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=== [[:Category:Laser Cutter#Materials | Approved Materials List]]===
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|Instructions==== [[:Category:Laser Cutter#Using the laser cutters | General instructions]] ===
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The only difference between operating Wolverine and operating Bumblebee is that they have a differently-sized pulley on one axis. If you are already set up to use Bumblebee, and want to use Wolverine, open File > machine options > work table. The dialog has controls for X and Y, both of which have the "..." button. You need to click that button for both of them. You'll see "36". Change that to "24". You'll need to change both of them back to "36" to use Bumblebee again.
  
Time-of-cut checklist:
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=== [[Laser_Cutter_-_Bumblebee#Time-of-cut_Checklist | Time-of-cut Checklist- Bumblebee]] ===
# Place material (square to edge of honeycomb).
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# Cover inactive honeycomb area except an "intake" in front of the material. This directs smoke away from the gantry.
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# Turn powerstrip for the chiller and blower on. This should bring up the chiller and air-assist pump.
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# Push gently on rubber hose to trigger chiller alarm, verifying that it's awake.
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# Turn keyswitch to on, and wait for boot and home to complete.
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# Jog head over to start of cut.
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# Grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z.
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# Wave hand under head and verify that air-assist is blowing.
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# Download design from LaserCut software.
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# Keep one hand over emergency-stop while using Test to check boundaries.
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# Turn on the exhaust fan.
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# Lift the fire extinguisher and set it back down. This verifies that your muscle-memory knows where it is.
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# Press Start.
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# DO NOT WALK AWAY. See http://www.thinkhaus.org/2011/04/03/lazzoring-is-serious-business/ for why.
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When focusing, grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z.  Do two quick jogs up on the Z-axis if you use the auto-focus / Datum feature.
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|MaintenanceInfo=The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.
  
Two good sources of info:
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===Power Meter Readings===
http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/vbul/forum/forum.php
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http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/ManualsTutorials.html
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! Date
 
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! Power (W)
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! Location
 
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! User
We do not know the maintenance schedule for this machine yet.  The tube is warranted for 10 months and eventually will need to be replaced.  The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.
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! Notes
 
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{{!}} 4/5/2016
 
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{{!}} 20
Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths.
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{{!}} Right at tube output
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{{!}} Mike
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{{!}} After tube failure
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{{!}} 4/8/2016
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{{!}} 154
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{{!}} Right at tube output
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{{!}} Mike
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{{!}} Brand new tube
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{{!}} 4/8/2016
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{{!}} 150
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{{!}} Far right, before last mirror
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{{!}} Mike
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{{!}}}
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|FAQs=See [[Laser_Cutter_-_Bumblebee#FAQ|Bumblebee FAQs]]
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|ToDos=Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths.
 
Add bumpers under the lid.
 
Add bumpers under the lid.
 
Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.
 
Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.
 
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|Equipment User=
| FAQs =
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|Equipment Trainer=
 
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A list of commonly asked questions
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[[Category:Laser Cutter]]
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[[Category:Equipment‏‎]]

Latest revision as of 14:38, 8 April 2016

Laser Cutter - Wolverine
Laser cutter 110212.jpeg
Name Wolverine
Zone Laser Cutter
Owner Roger Slykhouse
Make Model
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location West wall, you can't miss it.
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Value
Documentation The setup manual, File:OPERATIONAL MANUAL OF MACHINE xin USB.pdf is worth reading, if only for a laugh.

Inside the cutter, a Leetro MPC6515 control board coordinates the motors and laser firing. Its documentation is freely downloadable.

So much grief has arisen from the awful state of the documentation and software, that an entire Chinese laser support forum has arisen for the hapless owners of these machines help each other.

Other References Two good sources of info:

Intro

Rules

  • i3 Members may use this machine if they are authorized on 150W laser cutters.
  • You must be trained to use this machine.
  • There is a consumables fee for this machine of $0.25 per minute (or $15 per hour) of laser-on time. (Check the display on the machine right after your job completes to get the time it ran.)

Approved Materials List

Instructions

General instructions

The only difference between operating Wolverine and operating Bumblebee is that they have a differently-sized pulley on one axis. If you are already set up to use Bumblebee, and want to use Wolverine, open File > machine options > work table. The dialog has controls for X and Y, both of which have the "..." button. You need to click that button for both of them. You'll see "36". Change that to "24". You'll need to change both of them back to "36" to use Bumblebee again.

Time-of-cut Checklist- Bumblebee

When focusing, grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z. Do two quick jogs up on the Z-axis if you use the auto-focus / Datum feature.

Maintenance Info

The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.

Power Meter Readings

Date Power (W) Location User Notes
4/5/2016 20 Right at tube output Mike After tube failure
4/8/2016 154 Right at tube output Mike Brand new tube
4/8/2016 150 Far right, before last mirror Mike

FAQ

See Bumblebee FAQs

ToDo

Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths. Add bumpers under the lid. Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.

Authorized Users and Trainers

User Name Authorized By Date of Most Recent Training


Trainer Name Certified Date