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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Unfortunately, no. Mainly light ply, balsa and acrylic.
I was able to cut 1/8" aircraft plywood and 1/32" G10 pretty well once I upgraded to a 60W laser with improved optics. BTW, I started out with a 40W FSE hobby laser. I'm guessing that's what you have.

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:21 AM
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 04:23 AM
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fairly swag

what is it
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 11:31 AM
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fairly swag

what is it
It is an FPV rig...note the monitor in the lid. I produced the bottom acrylic cover which goes over other electronics. The owner sent me the chloroplast piece he was using and I used it as a template to laser cut this new piece. His HAM callsign is laser etched out and filled with an opaque white acrylic fill material.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 08:24 PM
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It's been awhile since I could safely say that the laser is open for business. I have moved to a new/better shop and the laser has a new power supply. Let me know if you need any cutting done.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 09:07 PM
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John,

Can you lazer cut thin ferrous metal sheets? I need to create a custom stator for a brushless motor. Stators are created from several layers of very thin (.5-1.0mm) metal. It's to thin and the inside corners are too tight a radius for me to cut on my cnc router table.

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Old Apr 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
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John,

Can you lazer cut thin ferrous metal sheets? I need to create a custom stator for a brushless motor. Stators are created from several layers of very thin (.5-1.0mm) metal. It's to thin and the inside corners are too tight a radius for me to cut on my cnc router table.

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Sorry, no metals. sounds like a job for a water jet.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Can the stators be made from G10 or do they need to be made from a ferrous metal?

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Old Apr 13, 2013, 01:56 PM
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Can the stators be made from G10 or do they need to be made from a ferrous metal?

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Its a motor. Ferrous is a must...
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 11:01 PM
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I need these made out of 1.5mm G 10 as many as You can make.
PM me with Your price.
Yuri.Portland Oregon.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I need these made out of 1.5mm G 10 as many as You can make.
PM me with Your price.
Yuri.Portland Oregon.
G10 can't be cut with a laser. The epoxy can be corrosive and it tends to dissipate the heat too well to be cut. Same with carbon fiber. Sorry.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:34 PM
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I need these made out of 1.5mm G 10 as many as You can make.
PM me with Your price.
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Mill/Router time but mine is not ready yet.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:38 PM
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G10 can't be cut with a laser. The epoxy can be corrosive and it tends to dissipate the heat too well to be cut. Same with carbon fiber. Sorry.
My laser will cut it. It's chars the crap out of it though, but it can be done. Router is definitely the way to go.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 03:02 PM
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I need these made out of 1.5mm G 10 as many as You can make.
PM me with Your price.
Yuri.Portland Oregon.

I cut G10 and carbon fiber all the time along with many plastics and woods, but I was burned on the last 2 "jobs" from the RCGroup peeps and so you would have to send me the material up front before I cut anything for anyone.
If you are interested PM me and we will take this off of John's thread.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 11:34 AM
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I cut G10 and carbon fiber all the time along with many plastics and woods, but I was burned on the last 2 "jobs" from the RCGroup peeps and so you would have to send me the material up front before I cut anything for anyone.
If you are interested PM me and we will take this off of John's thread.
Tom has cut stuff for me. He does good work and I will vouch for him. But I wouldn't let him fly your aircraft inside a basketball gym...he never had any luck with that
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