Today we were approached by someone local selling a laser cutter which we would consider if there is enough interest in members for us to have an additional (larger) cutter within the space
There are still some factors outstanding that might prevent this being an option (eg how long we have to move it and the life of the laser tube) however basic stats are
Working size: 20"x28"(500mm x 700mm) with double side open door
Up and down work plate: 7.8" (200mm)
Laser tube type: CO2 Glass sealed laser tube
Laser power: 60W
Driver type: Micro Stepping Motor
Max speed: 1000mm/s
Resolution: 1000 DPI Location precision: 0.01mm
PC Interface: USB2.0 and USB Disk
Image form: HPGL, BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, DXF, DST, AI
Machine Dimension(L/W/H): 1150860970(mm)
We would need to refit it to work with VisiCut / LAOS board but it would provide us with an additional laser cutter with a larger bed, the upside being that 2 lasers means more productivity
Please comment if you are interested in pledging towards this (and how much) we would need to raise approx £950 to cover the cost of the laser cutter (£800 and £150 towards a LAOS board and components) At the moment there is no obligation on pledges etc as we want to gauge interest before committing to buying it or not.
As with the previous laser cutter pledge those who pledge will be given the amount back in laser time eg if you pledge £20 you will receive £20 worth of laser time.