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Danger Committee folks from the other laser systems should consider themselves on the Danger Committee for this bad boy, too. Let's get this thing in regular rotation, stat!
 
Danger Committee folks from the other laser systems should consider themselves on the Danger Committee for this bad boy, too. Let's get this thing in regular rotation, stat!
  
== Settings ==
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== Getting started ==
* Follow the link below to setup an Adobe CC Template (32" x 18")
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* [[Media:Universal PLS6.150D quick start guide.pdf|Preflight checklist]]
 
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* [[Media:Illustrator and Photoshop Setup and Basic Operation.pdf|Illustrator and Photoshop basic setup and operation]]
* http://www.engraversnetwork.com/files/Illustrator-CC-Setup-and-Basic-operation-for-Universal-Laser-Systems.pdf
 
  
 
== Procedures ==
 
== Procedures ==

Revision as of 11:00, 1 December 2017


Universal PLS6.150D 150W Laser Engraver
File:Tbd
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number SERIAL NUMBER
Make/Model PLS6.150D
Arrival Date August 2017
Usability no
Contact CNC Area Host
Where CNC Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $17,000
Host Area CNC


Universal PLS6.150D 150W Laser Engraver Area: CNC https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Universal_PLS6.150D_150W_Laser_Engraver




About

The Universal Laser Systems PLS6.150D is a free-standing platform with a materials processing envelope of 32" x 18" x 9" or 5,184 in³ (813 x 457 x 229 mm or 84,950 cm³) that supports dual lasers. As a dual laser platform, the PLS6.150 can support up to two 10.6µ CO2 lasers with a power range of 10 watts to 150 watts. Additionally, it can support a single 9.3µ CO2 of 30, 50 or 75 watts. (if a 9.3u CO2 laser is installed, only one 10.6 CO2 of up to 75 watts may be installed at the same time.)

Ours has two 75w lasers totalling 150w of power.

The unit was donated from SAIC.

Status

  • (2017/05/20) Wiki page created
  • (2017/??/??) Laser donated from SAIC
  • (12/2/2017) Hooked up to Epilog air and exhaust connection. The air assist works but does leak using the quick connect fitting, the other fitting requires a 1/2" (I think) screw fitting which will create a better seal. The x-axis is off by ~3/8" , y is off too but didn't measure.

Authorizations

Regular authorizations are not being held yet. If you already know how to operate a Universal laser and the required software, please add your name to this page and talk to the CNC Area Host and the usual laser authorizers. We're developing an authorization process and would like your input.

Danger Committee folks from the other laser systems should consider themselves on the Danger Committee for this bad boy, too. Let's get this thing in regular rotation, stat!

Getting started

Procedures

  • TBD

Powering On Machine

  • TBD

Powering Off Machine

  • TBD

Material Safety & Information

Safe Materials for Cutting

    • Plastics:
      • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
      • Acrylic (also known as Plexiglas, Lucite, PMMA)
      • Delrin (POM, acetal)
      • High density polyethylene (HDPE) – melts badly
      • Kapton tape (Polyimide)
      • Mylar (polyester)
      • Nylon – melts badly
      • PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol)
      • Polyethylene (PE) – melts badly
      • Polypropylene (PP) – melts somewhat
      • Styrene
      • Two-tone acrylic – top color different than core material, usually for custom instrumentation panels, signs, and plaques.
    • Foam:
      • Depron foam – often used for RC planes.
      • EPM
      • Gator foam – foam core gets burned and eaten away compared to the top and bottom hard shell.
    • Other:
      • Cloths (leather, suede, felt, hemp, cotton)
      • Papers
      • Rubbers (only if they do not contain chlorine Teflon (PTFE, Polytetrafluoroethylene)
      • Woods (MDF, balsa, birch, poplar, red oak, cherry, holly, etc.)

MATERIALS NOT SAFE

    • Polycarbonate (PC, Lexan) due to the fumes.
    • Any material containing chlorine such as PVC & Vinyl

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
NONE NONE