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 goes about testing his DIY laser Engraver Rotary Attachment.
- Looking at engraving a wooden rolling pin.
- Looking at the drawing in RDWorks.
- Leaving a small gap to account for errors in the circumferential measurement.
- Checking the parameters and using ramp effect.
- Gantry extensions and bar to prevent the head hitting the fixture.
- Use of rubber bands to secure the fixture to the bar.
- Maximum size of a rotary engraved graphic.
- Placing the part in the fixture.
- Centring the head in relation to the work.
- Engraving the wood.
- Engraving a wine bottle.
- The process of engraving on glass.
- Use of soapy water, wet kitchen towels, masking tape and Molybdenum Disulphide (MoS2) as potential aids to engraving on glass.
- Looking at a graphic to engrave onto the glass.
- Inverting the graphic.
- Taking a bottle prepared with MoS2 and setting up the fixture.
- Engraving the image.
- Reviewing the results.
- Changing the resolution, increasing the power and trying again.
- Reviewing the results.
- (See Video 36 for notes on links to Cesar Medina’s videos)
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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