I am on a mission to make my Chinese K40 Laser Engraver work like a much more expensive USA name-brand machine. Update to Part 2 – Brain Boosting Previously, I bought and installed a new mainboard of electronics, and a filter for the pungent smoke. I am happy to say, while the filter still feels […]
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We are pretty familiar at this point with the 3D design creation workflow. Drawing, dragging and dropping CAD files using a mouse and a package such as Fusion 360, or a browser-based application, such as Onshape. What, though, if you have to create a whole bunch of personalised objects? Opening, editing, exporting doesn’t take long […]
Previously I mentioned my Chinese K40 40w laser and how I was planning some upgrades. This is the first follow up – this weekend I fitted a couple of them and did some test cuts! Smoothie board replacement for the main GRBL controller board Activated Carbon filter Lightburn software Can the upgraded machine achieve USA […]
My K40 laser is the most humble of its kind, having analog dial and controls, and basic optics. Even so, the results are fine. Now my mission is to take this little Chinese laser and bring it up to the 21st Century. 1. Optics The default mirrors and lenses are built to a price point, […]