Laser Rick (Big Red Laser)

Info


Laser Rick is the name of our new laser cutter. 700x500 mm, 27.6“x19.7”, 100 Watt, CO2, water cooled, serious hobby laser engraver.
100 Watt Laser Cutter
You can use Box Designer to create laser cuttable notched boxes of whatever size you want!

Status

Oct 18, 2018
After replacing fuse and fuse holder with 3D printed version at the the main power input it is working again.

Oct 1, 2018
Main power switch no longer presses the switch inside when rotated. Small pieces of acrylic shoved into switch and zip tied to keep main power switch pressed. Operate the power on/off now with the big red emergency cut off button/switch.

June 2, 2018
Still setting up and creating final version of step by step instructions.
Still needs duct work ran correctly in the ceiling.

Tool Masters

These members have the most knowledge and use of the laser cutter. Please make sure you check out with one of them before using the laser for the first time.
- Stephen Brown
- Josh Pritt
- Tony Bellomo
- Mike Batton
- Trevor Schmitt

Documentation

Materials and recommended power/speed/reps settings

Here’s a link to the power/speed settings for the smaller laser cutter at Makers Local 256:
Makers Local 256 40 Watt Laser Cutter setting suggestions

THIS TABLE NEEDS TO BE UPDATED FOR THE NEW LASER.
THIS IS CURRENTLY FOR THE OLD 40 WATT LASER.
MARK UPDATED NUMBERS WITH MM/S AND % SIGN.

Material Thickness Etch / Cut Speed Power Passes
Hobby Plywood 1/4" Etch 100 10 1
Hobby Plywood 1/4" Cut 25 100 9
Hobby Plywood 1/8" Etch 100 40 1
Hobby Plywood 1/8" Cut 35 100 5
Hobby Plywood 3/16" Cut 50 100 6
Cork (wine) NA Etch 100 9 1
110Lb Card Stock NA Cut 100 45 1
Corrugated Cardboard 1/8" Etch 100 50 1
Corrugated Cardboard 1/8" Cut 70 100 2
Engraving Material 1/8" Etch 100 80 Raster
Engraving Material 1/8" Cut 100 100 3
Acrylic 1/8" Etch 200 mm/s 20% 1
Acrylic 1/8" Cut 20 mm/s 80% 1
Polyurethane Fabric 1/8" Cut 50 100 1
Laser Rubber No Odor 0.02" Etch 8 100 Raster (twice)
Teak Wood 3/8" Etch 50 100 5
Teak Wood 3/8" Cut 100 100 20 (lower focus then 20 again)
Maple Wood 3/4" Etch 50 100 5
Maple Wood 3/4" Cut 100 100 20
Posterboard paper Cut 100 mm/s 80% 1