29 – How To Laser Cut Parts Bigger Than Your Bed Size (15:18)
The Lightblade Learning Lab with Russ Sadler
The Lightblade Learning Lab is a series of videos that Russ did for Thinklaser Limited based on using the Lightblade 4060 Laser Cutting and Engraving Machine. Thinklasers Lightblade 4060 has a 400 x 600mm bed size and was supplied with a 60W EFR laser tube. In this session, Russ shows us how to laser cut parts bigger than the bed size of your laser machine.
Problem is to cut a 600mm by 600mm object on a table that is only 600 x 400.
Example of sign.
Dividing the object into two equal parts using Alphacad
Exporting as a DXF file
Importing this file into RDWorks
Setting the datum of the head position where it is convenient to see.
Repeating for the second half of the drawing.
Setting up the machine to use it to cut the material to size.
Cutting the material.
Setting the datum on the machine.
A ‘slot error’ which means the program is running off the back of the table.
Running the first program.
Turning the material around.
Using the laser with the pulse button to align the laser exactly so that the second half of the job meets the first.
Cutting the second half of the job.
My thanks go out to Tom at Thinklaser for giving permission to embed these videos on this site. If you are looking for a new laser machine from a quality supplier, then I would suggest you check out their website: www.thinklaser.com.
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