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CO2 Laser Mirror Allignment.
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:58:28 AM »
Mirror adjustment / alignment for a CO2 laser is quite a tricky process. It usually involves placing a paper or tape target over successive mirrors and adjusting the previous mirror to centre the beam on the target – it is basically a trial and error process whilst test firing the laser.
This photo, of a slight mishap during a test fire, was posted on another forum and the owner of the finger commented: “it hurt, in fact it hurt quite a lot”.

Don’t we just have to be so careful when operating any of our CNC controlled equipment ?   :)

Tweakie.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 08:02:08 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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