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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2013, 04:16:40 AM »
Excellent work John - it just keeps getting better and better.

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2013, 12:45:09 PM »
Thank you Tweakie.
Much Appreciated,
John
Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013, 02:11:30 PM »
I did this one today for the Brits here.

2 watt laser diode, .006 pixel resolution, 45° angle engraving 75 ipm max.
John Champlain

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2013, 02:52:04 AM »
Nice one John  :)

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2013, 06:19:57 AM »
Here is a short video for those of you interested in laser diode engraving.
http://youtu.be/LlDgTUm8Fi0
John Champlain

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2013, 05:34:28 AM »
Lasered at 27 ipm, 1.4 amps diode current.

Dithered with PicDither - Gcode with PicEngrave Pro 4.

John Champlain
www.picengrave.com
Can you use Laser diode to cut 1/4" wood? Am looking switching to Laser instead of a router
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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2013, 07:34:44 AM »

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Can you use Laser diode to cut 1/4" wood? Am looking switching to Laser instead of a router
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Sorry, a laser diode does not have enough power to cut wood that thick.  A CO2 laser is required for that.

Merry Christmas,
John Champlain

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2013, 07:55:51 AM »
Very nice John! I watched the video and liked it a lot. Comparing it to a lithophane....... not much of a comparison at all. With the laser you get a lot better speeds, no tool load or wear or dust. This is the slickest way I way seen to machine an image.

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Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2013, 12:50:37 PM »
Thank you, Brett,
But I need to make note that Jeff Woodcock (member JJWMACHINECO) is the inventor and master of laser diode image engraving technology.  Without his spearheading development and his constant experimenting, we would all still be laser engraving images with TTL dithered images, ala CO2 lasers.

Thanks Jeff, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Re: Laser Diode Engraving
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2014, 09:36:23 AM »
PicEngrave Pro Version 4.2.5 now produces gcode for rotary engraving directly from an image - no conversion programs needed.
Best Regards All,
John Champlain