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* Shame that we missed [http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/cnc-laser-cutter-metal-cutting-3000w-yag-rofin-sonar-/300437326033#ht_500wt_1088 this 3kW metal cutting one]. :-)
 
* Shame that we missed [http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/cnc-laser-cutter-metal-cutting-3000w-yag-rofin-sonar-/300437326033#ht_500wt_1088 this 3kW metal cutting one]. :-)
 
* The exact same [http://hpclaser.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4 HPC laser model], without the branding and 10W more power, [http://bit.ly/9YrvcJ from china]. Apparently they sometimes need realigning, but are otherwise just as good.
 
* The exact same [http://hpclaser.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4 HPC laser model], without the branding and 10W more power, [http://bit.ly/9YrvcJ from china]. Apparently they sometimes need realigning, but are otherwise just as good.
* Older, less powerful (25W), but a bigger engraving area (almost A2) [http://london.craigslist.co.uk/for/1818524941.html Epilog Laser] for £1350.
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* Older, less powerful (25W), but a bigger engraving area (almost A2) [http://london.craigslist.co.uk/for/1818524941.html Epilog Laser] for £1350. That one looks like it is in the US, needs 110V supply.
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* [http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-40w-50w-Desktop-CO2-Laser-Engraver-60X40cm-/160392906686?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Business_Industrial_Industrial_Supply_MRO&hash=item25582987be This] one is about A2 size and is slightly cheaper than the HPC A3 one. Probably still too expensive though :-(
  
 
===Additional information===
 
===Additional information===

Revision as of 11:06, 16 July 2010

We are looking at getting a laser cutter for the space

The item

The secondhand cutter that were were bidding on was sadly not won.

Focus will now be moved to getting the remaining cash to buy a new unit - unless a better option is found around the same price point. Among the benefits of buying this unit new is the 12 month warranty, and as shown in the auction, even broken units still fetch a large portion of their initial cost.

As we're in no great rush to buy a cutter - excitement aside - we should agree on a specification for the laser cutter and gather together information on potential cutter models and suppliers.

Specification

  • Min cutting area: 300mm x 420mm ?
  • Min lazor power: 50W ?
  • Material capability: Skin 4mm, Wood 5mm ?
  • Warranty: Yes/No ?
  • Max purchase cost: £1250 ?

Potential laser cutters

  • Shame that we missed this 3kW metal cutting one. :-)
  • The exact same HPC laser model, without the branding and 10W more power, from china. Apparently they sometimes need realigning, but are otherwise just as good.
  • Older, less powerful (25W), but a bigger engraving area (almost A2) Epilog Laser for £1350. That one looks like it is in the US, needs 110V supply.
  • This one is about A2 size and is slightly cheaper than the HPC A3 one. Probably still too expensive though :-(

Additional information

  • Andy Slater has some interesting information on buying from China, and setting up and modifying this class of machines.
  • Another persons set-up/modifications for this type of machine purchased direct from China.

Pledges

Please reconfirm your pledge by updating your time stamp, or removing your name

  • £100 --Solexious 22:50, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --b3cft 14:48, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Teabot 09:06, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Harry 14:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Artag 14:55, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --MattP 14:57, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Jonty 15:00, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £50 --theSecondMouse 15:04, 14 July 2010 (UTC) & Driving to collect
  • £100 --Russ 15:07, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Meurig 10:17, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 --Nigle 15:42, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • £100 -- BOfH 15th July 14:39
  • £100 --dsikar 16:59, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Running total: £1250