In this video, we're going to look at engraving metal with a co2 laser. Although you can't technically engrave metal with a CO2 laser, you can use your CO2 laser to etch metal otherwise known as "marking" the metal. Although the metal isn't actually removed as it would be in an engraving process, it is permanently marked, which works well for many applications, although it won't give you deep laser engravings. This process also works well for etching metal with diode laser engraver. Get the Laser Marking Spray Here:Dry Moly Lube: https://amzn.to/3yYb7RqBlack Laser Ink for Metals Marking: https://amzn.to/3EZvnGi
Today I'll be making some basic DIY CNC clamps for my Shapeoko 3 cnc mill. We'll be using Plywood, HDPE plastic, and MDF to make clamps on the CNC. PLA plastic for 3D printing some clamps and even a CO2 Laser cutter for make one set of clamps.We'll be using carbide create for making the clamps on the CNC. *****CNC Project Files*****Carbide Create CNC Clamp File: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LS_MRFAiVrU4S0cgs3-e3LIU6lodP0bW?usp=sharingSmall CNC Clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2427778Heal Clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1071010Laser Clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1692984MDF DIY CNC Clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2958415Small Lip Clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2018642Shapeoko 3 HDPE CNC Clamps: https://cutrocket.com/p/5c960e9ad1ac4/
Today we'll be looking at CNC Bits for Beginners. We'll be looking 4 different types of CNC router bits also known as End Mills or Spiral Router Bits: - The Upcut Router Bit https://amzn.to/3oTy8jB- The Downcut Router Bit https://amzn.to/3J9QAMd- The Compression Router Bit https://amzn.to/3Jaoy3h- The Ball Nose End Mill https://amzn.to/3B9oAWj These router bits are usually the first you'll encounter when starting CNC Woodworking.
In this video, we'll be looking at making a Puzzle Storage Box with an included laser cut lizard puzzle. For this laser cut project, I'll be using my 50-watt co2 laser cutter. The wood that we laser cut in this project 1/8" or 3mm Baltic Birch plywood and we'll be staining the wood boxes with a water-based stain. For tutorial should also work fine for Glowforge projects. *****Download SVG files ***** https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1souhm5nlpGkmYoAgArwsQiZ-7fNjwfc1?usp=sharing Laser Cut Box Generator Site: https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/
Today we're going to be looking at installing a Cloudray Laser Compound Lens Kit on my 50w laser cutter. Having a compound lens installed on your CO2 laser cutter should let you get darker and finer laser engraving on your laser engraving machine. The drawback is that they do not let you cut anywhere as deep as the stock CO2 laser lens that came with your laser cutter. My CO2 laser engraver is similar to the popular k40 laser cutter and other Chinese laser engravers, so the install process should be similar for other machines, like an 80w laser cutter....