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    Thanks for the info Gary! Appreciated!!!!!

    Dave
    900x600 80watt EFR Tube laser from Liaocheng Ray Fine Tech LTD. Also a 900x600 2.5kw spindle CNC from Ray Fine. And my main tool, a well used and loved Jet 1642 Woodlathe with an outboard toolrest that helps me work from 36 inch diameters down to reallllllly tiny stuff.

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    Use lenses as power moderators

    Lenses are cheap . either a 50mm x 50mm or 70x70 for when you need speed and ultimate power density for depth

    110mm x 110m , little less power density great all rounder

    210 x 210 .. excellent for cutting and engraving rowmark , plastics .. superfast


    Combine these lenses with a 30w fiber ...., more or less all you need to cover most bases
    Rodney Gold, Toker Bros trophies, Cape Town , South Africa :
    Roland 2300 rotary . 3 x ISEL's ..1m x 500mm CnC .
    Tekcel 1200x2400 router , 900 x 600 60w Shenui laser , 1200 x 800 80w Reci tube Shenhui Laser
    6 x longtai lasers 400x600 60w , 1 x longtai 20w fiber
    2x Gravo manual engravers , Roland 540 large format printer/cutter. CLTT setup
    1600mm hot and cold laminator , 3x Dopag resin dispensers , sandblasting setup, acid etcher

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    I'd love one of these--25x25 working area...

    http://auto-alt.com/wp-content/uploa...FlexMarker.pdf

    --but to be honest, I couldn't use it for more than half the work I do with mine... but I WOULD love to find an "open" galvo fiber similar to mine with 100 watts available..
    TEN CNC rotary tool engravers, 3- V3400's, 2- V5000XT's, 1- V5000, 1- V3200, 1- IS400, 1- IS7000, 1- C2000, all New Hermes
    TWO C02 metal lasers, 1- NH LS900 40w, 1- GCC Explorer 35w
    ONE C02 glass laser, Triumph 80w
    ONE Galvo fiber laser, Triumph 30w
    ONE vinyl cutter, New Hermes
    ONE large electric bill. Rocky Mountain Power
    Shears x3, Saws x4, Compressors x4
    Blowers x3, Grinders x3, Drill Presses x2
    Mini lathe,Belt sander
    All at home...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodne Gold View Post
    Use lenses as power moderators

    Lenses are cheap . either a 50mm x 50mm or 70x70 for when you need speed and ultimate power density for depth

    110mm x 110m , little less power density great all rounder

    210 x 210 .. excellent for cutting and engraving rowmark , plastics .. superfast


    Combine these lenses with a 30w fiber ...., more or less all you need to cover most bases
    Ok Rodne what is your secret for Rowmark with the Fiber? I have not tried compressed air blowing on the material to blow away the color dust over the white to see if that helps yet.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa: Master Electrician, HVAC commercial, Hobby metal Fab and Machine shop and more... , Ray Fine 20w Galvo Fiber laser , MakerGear M2 3D Printer. Qe60+ Vinyl cutter.

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    Not all the enraving plastics work , here are the ones that do , I do remember that stuff with a white substrate wasnt too good
    http://www.tokerbros.co.za/Engraving...ser-engraving/

    I forget the exact settings .. I passed my fibre on to one of my employees after I experimented so dont have them on hand

    If its not in that pic gallery , it probably cant be fibre engraved as I tried every colour combo engraving lam we had on hand .. I got great results cutting some of the engraving plastics with the fiber laser .. also works real well with that thin laserlites type material
    Rodney Gold, Toker Bros trophies, Cape Town , South Africa :
    Roland 2300 rotary . 3 x ISEL's ..1m x 500mm CnC .
    Tekcel 1200x2400 router , 900 x 600 60w Shenui laser , 1200 x 800 80w Reci tube Shenhui Laser
    6 x longtai lasers 400x600 60w , 1 x longtai 20w fiber
    2x Gravo manual engravers , Roland 540 large format printer/cutter. CLTT setup
    1600mm hot and cold laminator , 3x Dopag resin dispensers , sandblasting setup, acid etcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodne Gold View Post
    Not all the enraving plastics work , here are the ones that do , I do remember that stuff with a white substrate wasnt too good
    http://www.tokerbros.co.za/Engraving...ser-engraving/

    I forget the exact settings .. I passed my fibre on to one of my employees after I experimented so dont have them on hand

    If its not in that pic gallery , it probably cant be fibre engraved as I tried every colour combo engraving lam we had on hand .. I got great results cutting some of the engraving plastics with the fiber laser .. also works real well with that thin laserlites type material
    I had a customer for who I used LaserMag for tags. I got that to work on my Fiber and it took a lot of trial and error. She had not ordered for months and since I sold my ULS CO2 I told her to find someone else. But she insisted so I got it done on the Fiber.
    I also use the aluminum anodized tags from Chewbarkas they look great for name tags.
    Last edited by Bill George; 03-23-2017 at 12:27 PM.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa: Master Electrician, HVAC commercial, Hobby metal Fab and Machine shop and more... , Ray Fine 20w Galvo Fiber laser , MakerGear M2 3D Printer. Qe60+ Vinyl cutter.

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    If you talking about a moving table, Ray Fine can build it. I discussed with them a small table that uses stepper motors and it was like $600.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Challoner View Post
    Do you know if such a machine exists Gary, or would that be a custom build from someone like Jimani? I'm still doing lots of 20" x 42" stainless panels and they are a real pain. Good money, but a pain. I'm guessing something like this would run in the neighborhood of $60-$70k or more.
    Trotec Speedy 400 80watt, IS400 Volume (2x), LS100ex, Rayzist SandBlaster,
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    Talked to a guy yesterday that said he could take my fiber, mount the scanhead to a 24x24" gantry, set it up with the needed software to drive it all and make sure it works, AND change out my 30w source for a 50w, all for 6 bills... and I keep the 30w source as a spare...

    With a moving gantry taking care of the working area I could swap out the 160 lens for a 50--- the way higher power density coupled with a 50w laser-- All for less $$ than a separate 50 watt laser...

    this really has my wheels turning--
    TEN CNC rotary tool engravers, 3- V3400's, 2- V5000XT's, 1- V5000, 1- V3200, 1- IS400, 1- IS7000, 1- C2000, all New Hermes
    TWO C02 metal lasers, 1- NH LS900 40w, 1- GCC Explorer 35w
    ONE C02 glass laser, Triumph 80w
    ONE Galvo fiber laser, Triumph 30w
    ONE vinyl cutter, New Hermes
    ONE large electric bill. Rocky Mountain Power
    Shears x3, Saws x4, Compressors x4
    Blowers x3, Grinders x3, Drill Presses x2
    Mini lathe,Belt sander
    All at home...





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    I think you might have issues aligning the galvo head engraving and the moving table "tiles"
    Rodney Gold, Toker Bros trophies, Cape Town , South Africa :
    Roland 2300 rotary . 3 x ISEL's ..1m x 500mm CnC .
    Tekcel 1200x2400 router , 900 x 600 60w Shenui laser , 1200 x 800 80w Reci tube Shenhui Laser
    6 x longtai lasers 400x600 60w , 1 x longtai 20w fiber
    2x Gravo manual engravers , Roland 540 large format printer/cutter. CLTT setup
    1600mm hot and cold laminator , 3x Dopag resin dispensers , sandblasting setup, acid etcher

  10. #25
    I was assured it wouldn't be an issue, supposed to be all automatic, but I do agree with you, I've seen how well my rotary lines up stuff!

    However, the rotary 'text mark' feature works flawlessly... I figure a gantry could seam text together the same way, and my work is predominately text...
    TEN CNC rotary tool engravers, 3- V3400's, 2- V5000XT's, 1- V5000, 1- V3200, 1- IS400, 1- IS7000, 1- C2000, all New Hermes
    TWO C02 metal lasers, 1- NH LS900 40w, 1- GCC Explorer 35w
    ONE C02 glass laser, Triumph 80w
    ONE Galvo fiber laser, Triumph 30w
    ONE vinyl cutter, New Hermes
    ONE large electric bill. Rocky Mountain Power
    Shears x3, Saws x4, Compressors x4
    Blowers x3, Grinders x3, Drill Presses x2
    Mini lathe,Belt sander
    All at home...





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    Kev,
    This sounds interesting. If you don't mind sharing I'd like to inquire with your contact as well. If needed you can PM me.

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