Laser Rotary Wheel Attachment

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Laser Rotary Wheel Attachment
Laser rotary wheel.jpg
Name Rotary Wheel Attachment
Zone Laser Cutter
Owner i3Detroit
Make Model
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location Grey drawers next to Wolverine
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Value
Documentation
Other References

Intro

This tool can be used with the laser cutter to etch on round and tapered objects that don't fit in chuck, such as glassware and bottles.

Rules

Use only if you have been trained by the Laser Zone Coordinator or another trainer.

Instructions

Alignment

  1. Make sure the red dot is lined up with where the laser fires. Do this by focusing the laser on a piece of scrap, test fire the laser, and adjust the direction of the red dot with a hex wrench.
  2. Lower the bed approx 6-8 inches.
  3. Place the rotary chuck tool on the bed, making sure the cord comes out the left side. Align its front edge with a line in the honeycomb. (Optionally, you can also use carpenters' squares to line it up square with the laser chases, or the X axis alignment jig see below)
  4. Use the directional pad to move the laser head over the tape mark indicating the middle of the rotary axis.
  5. Focus the laser head over the tape line.
  6. Adjust the position so the red dot is lined up with the edge of the tape. The laser is now aligned over the rotary tool.

Setup & Cutting

  1. Start Lasercut with the shortcut labeled "Bumblebee"
  2. In LaserCut, click File -> Machine Options -> Worktable and click the "..." button next to "Y-axis Pulse unit". Enter 81 for "Move" as shown in the image below.

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  1. Slide the plug under the right rail and down the hole in the front right corner. Open the side doors of the laser cutter, unplug the "Y-Axis" plug from the top side and plug the rotary tool in there.
  2. Press +Y on the directional pad until the tool stops spinning.
  3. Move the laser head to the desired horizontal position on your work piece.
  4. Load your file in Lasercut and set the origin to the top edge.
  5. Upload your file to the laser.
  6. Test the bounding box.
  7. Cut/Engrave your piece.

Cleanup

  1. Unplug the rotary tool and plug the normal Y-axis motor plug back in.
  2. Put the rotary tool away in the storage bin.

Maintenance Info

FAQ

ToDo

Authorized Users and Trainers

Trainer Name Certified Date
Mike Fink 2015/10/02
User Name Authorized By Date of Most Recent Training
Mike Fink Mike Fink 2015/10/02