CNC Plasma | Laser crosshairs update

by Pertneer on December 29th, 2012

Since I have completed this project and not updated the outcome I figured an update was in order.

Since I finished this I have used it quite a bit, but it has a few flaws.

  • it proved to be very hard to get the lines to meet exactly where they needed to be, I should have designed in a was to adjust them
  • The laser of choice did not last as long as I had hoped. Although they worked great for the first couple of days, they have since become very dim. Almost to the point of not being able to see them any more.
  • needed to incorporate a better way to plug them in. I only used a drop cord for the first few days as a power source and never finished the wiring (well they were to dim to use anyway)

What i would change (read on)

  • Better lasers
  • better use of a power source (permanent wiring for power)
  • adjustments to align laser
  • take weight off of torch and place power supply on the non moving part of the torch holder on the z axis

Overall it at least provided me with the knowledge of what  it would take to make a better solution

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