Yes! Finally, after several iterations we have the installed, aligned and focused CO2 laser wreaking some serious havoc on a piece of MDO.
There are still many tests to run and various safety mechanisms to install, but the system works, and is aligned over a 24″ x 24″ area (at least).
I can think of at least half a dozen improvements to make right now, but they’ll have to wait – for a day or two anyway.
Again – safety glasses are *mandatory* for this kind of work.
The first part of the movie covers some tips for beam alignment, the cutting is right at the end.
…almost forgot about the air-assist nozzle…
…for making nice clean cuts in acrylic.