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Oleksandr Masliukivskyi
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:52 am
Location: Zhytomyr
Country: Ukraine
Nickname: 3DUA
Laser Machine Make or Type: DIY
Laser Power: 90
Laser Bed Size: 90x60
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.01.48
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10
Accessories: Inbuilt red dot (SPT), inbuilt fumes filter.

Greetings, dear friends :). I am starting this thread today even if i have nothing to show yet, just for the history. Yesterday i finally received some parts from China (100kg :shock: ). So - YES - this is for real now!

Here what we have here:
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-90W SPT TR90 laser Red dot tube - never saw anyone using one yet. Why?
-S&A water chiller 5200AH;
-Ruida RDC6445G;
-Full set of HIWIN linear gantry;
-4x Nema 23 no servo :( (XYZ)
-Z axis gantry;
-Blade bed;

I am going to buy everything else later, after i have the finished enclosure done in Fusion 360.
This is a new program to me, though i am 3D Generalist and worked with many other 3D software before.
Fusion 360 is very easy to learn and pleasure to work with. I expected it to be more painful and happy to be wrong! Here is what i already can do after only 1 week of learning:
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My learning source was some Youtube lessons (they are very repetitive), and official Fusion 360 learning sources (they are too boring). So i learned it just by making stuff i need to make. This is the most effective i guess. Just learn interface and after that - read menus and search google if you stuck. Youtube is good for that.
I consider i am done with the learning part:) Next - to convert everything in 3D!

Have no idea how much time it will take. But my excitement is through the roof. Let's see?!
Pete Cyr
Posts: 1964
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Location: Suffolk Virginia
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Boss 1630
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 16"x30"
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: Win 10
Accessories: roller rotary attachment

Welcome Oleksandr. Looks like you ready to have fun and get to assembly.
Location - VA
Equipment - Boss Laser 1630
Power - 100W
Laser Bed Size - 16" x 30"
Home Position - TR
Full RDWorks Version - v8.01.18
First name - Pete
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Tim Mellor
Posts: 560
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 am
Location: Shipwreck Coast, Victoria
Country: Australia
Nickname: beanflying
Laser Machine Make or Type: Vollerun WR3020
Laser Power: 40W
Laser Bed Size: 300x200
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: n/a
Windows Version: 10
Accessories: Modded and still Modding some more.

Lots of bits to unpack for you 8-)

Fusion in particular when you get a proper handle on structure of components, bodies and drive the timeline properly works really well. Nice detail on the Mirror mount too ;)
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2161
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: QC
Laser Power: 130W
Laser Bed Size: 900x1300
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
LightBurn Version: Latest
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, PrusaMK4 and Mini Prusa printers.

-90W SPT TR90 laser Red dot tube - never saw anyone using one yet. Why?

This is a fairly new development but it seems like a good thing. I am a proponent of combining lenses to integrate the red dot but this seems like a more elegant solution. Please post your thoughts for us when you get this machine up and running. Gene
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BT48 Alpha Shopbot and 1300x1800 130W Laser

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Oleksandr Masliukivskyi
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:52 am
Location: Zhytomyr
Country: Ukraine
Nickname: 3DUA
Laser Machine Make or Type: DIY
Laser Power: 90
Laser Bed Size: 90x60
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.01.48
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10
Accessories: Inbuilt red dot (SPT), inbuilt fumes filter.

3 years ago I started this project and successfully abandoned it since then, as I always do. Showing you its current state as an official goodbye. I thought one day I will finish it, but no. Stop lying to yourself Oleksandr, just move one already. And i am moving on. If anyone interested - I have all the components except extrusions, collecting dust for 3 years lol. It supposed to be silent (with thick walls), all in one system (chiller and air compressor all inside), no motorized Z (but I have ordered lift components too, just in case), since I supposed to cut only acrylic sheets, with inbuilt filtering system (3 step filtration), 90W with red laser dot, all designed to be used in office environment. Ambitious?
If anyone interested - I am selling all of this in Ukraine.

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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2161
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: QC
Laser Power: 130W
Laser Bed Size: 900x1300
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
LightBurn Version: Latest
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, PrusaMK4 and Mini Prusa printers.

Admitting 'defeat' [not really but it is a mental state that is hard to avoid] is a hard thing to do but sometimes you have to give in to reality. At least you are not very proficient with Fusion 360, which is a skill that will last a lifetime. Good luck with selling your parts and your life in Ukraine, I am committed to support for Ukraine however I can.
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BT48 Alpha Shopbot and 1300x1800 130W Laser

The days that I keep my gratitude higher than
my expectations, Well, I have really good days.

Ray Wylie Hubbard
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