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Laser Cutter (60 watt)

Make/Model

  • Universal Laser Systems / ULS-V460

Specs

  • 60 Watts
  • Work Area: 24“ x 18”
  • Has motorized z-axis control with auto-focus

Current Status

  • ONLINE
  • Tube replaced 5/2013

Location

  • Laser Cutter Room

Software on Driver Computer

  • Corel Draw 12
  • Inkscape
  • The GIMP
  • DraftSight
  • 7-Zip
  • PDF Creator
  • DipTrace (free edition)
  • Google Fonts
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC Media Player
  • LibreOffice

Tutorials

Manual

Material Settings

Approved Users

History

  • 2012/05/15 - Arrived at Makerspace
  • 2012/12/31 - Moved to Lenox
  • 2013/02/17 - Replaced damaged lens
  • 2013/05/29 - Laser tube burned out (last replaced in 2008)
  • 2014/01/03 - Ghosting, double images noted in top left (origin) of workspace, possible carriage is coming off track due to inertia when changing direction, refrain from using raster engraving in corner of machine or use vector and slower speeds
  • 2014/02/01 - Ghosting problem solved. The lower bearing on the back of the carriage was not lined up properly. Currently fully functional.
  • 2014/04/22 - Problems with the z-axis not homing properly, eventually fixed
  • 2014/05/08 - Replaced gas springs on lid

Donations for a Replacement Tube

The tube burned out in May 2013. The following people contributed to replace it:

  • $50 - Tom Gr. - Paid Tom Gr.
  • $50 - Lance - Paid via Cash
  • $50 - Vishal - Paid Tom Gr.
  • $100 - Dennis
  • $100 - Brant - Paid cash to Gondek
  • $200 - Buggs - Paid 6/6 via PayPal
  • $50 - Pete - paid via paypal
  • $100 - Tony - Paid Tom Gr.
  • $50 - Have Blue - paid via paypal
  • $100 - Bill - paid via paypal
  • $50 - Joe R. - Paid to Tom Gr.
  • $100 - Shane T. - Paid (to either one of the Toms or Brant; I can't remember)
  • $50 - Linda - paid Tom Gr.
  • $50 - Caitlin - paid via paypal
  • $50 - Bob T.
  • $25 - Joseph B.
  • $30 - Adam -paid Tom Gondek w/ Paypal
  • $50 - Bret - paid Tom Gr.
  • $100 - Rich P.
  • $25 - Jerry - paid via paypal
  • $20 - Andy - paid to Tom Gr.

TOTAL PLEDGED: $1425
TOTAL RECEIVED: $1025

  • $1500 - David Buggs (Paid in Person)
  • $1000 - Brant Holeman (Paid with Check 1/23/14)
  • $50 - Pete (Paid via PayPal)
  • $50 - Joe R
  • $50 - MikeB (Paid via PayPal)
  • $50 - Vishal (Paid via PayPal)
  • $100 - Bob T (Paid via Mr. Franklin 1/23/14)
  • $100 - Dave Snyder (Pd via PayPal 1-22-14)
  • $500 - Dan Johnson (Paid with Check 2014jan23)
  • $100 - Jim K
  • $75 - Aaron K (Paid via Paypal 1/23/14)

TOTAL PLEDGED: $3575

TOTAL COLLECTED: $3425

Approved Trainers

Notes

How to manually focus the 60-watt machine

  • Turn machine on
  • After the display reads “READY” open the lid
  • There's stuff you select in the menu options
  • Then use the arrow keys to raise and lower the bed
  • Find the focus gauge located left of the bed inside the machine, it is a white post with a round, black base
  • Place the gauge with the black base down on your material, under the red carriage

How to fix z-axis not homing correctly

  • When the bed won't rise up or it only lowers, try these steps
  • Turn machine power off
  • Clean the infrared sensor and reflector across the top half of the bed
  • Manually raise the bed by turning the vertical screws by hand
  • There's a two-pronged, u-shaped sensor in the middle of the bed on the right
  • The bed has a peg that slides into this sensor
  • If the sensor is dirty, the machine will think it has homed already. Clean as needed.
  • Turn machine back on and press Z to auto focus
  • Check Chapter 4 of the V460 Manual for Troubleshooting

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equipment/lasercutter3.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/29 18:55 by keithm