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== How to use it: ==
 
== How to use it: ==

Revision as of 19:04, 12 June 2020

The model of the Laser Engraving Machine located in Hackerspace.gr (Ampatiellou 11, 11144, Athens) is HQ-3020B. It is capable of cutting, engraving, and marking a number of different materials quickly and accurately when driven from CAD software such as CorelDraw and Inkscape.



Contents:

- How to use it

- Materials that can and cannot be laser-cut [1]

- Useful links

- Projects

Material Information

Settings
Material Thickness (mm) Operation Power Feed (mm/s)
Flexoid Oil Resistant Jointing sheet 0.5 Cut 17 10
Flexoid Oil Resistant Jointing sheet 0.7 Cut 20 10

How to use it:

Download:

> Inkscape [2]

> K40 Whisperer [3]



To create your file:

> Open Inkscape

File 1.jpeg











> Draw your design with lines

File (2).jpg
File (3).jpg
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> Make colors in RGB (RED to engrave, BLUE to cut)

File (6).jpg
File (7).jpg





















> Select correct Document Properties:

- UNITS must be all in MM

- RESIZE page to content

File (9).jpg
File (10).jpg
File (12).jpg































> Save as .svg file.

File (13).jpg
File (15).jpg
File (16).jpg



































To cut your file:



> Connect computer and machine with USB cable

Usb-min.jpg













> Switch on the machine:

Switch (2)-min.jpg













- Switch power on

- Switch light on

Switches-min.jpg













- Plug-in air - compressor

Vacuuuum-min.jpg













In K40 Whisperer:

( > Open K40 Whisperer )

File K40 (2).jpg













> Initialize laser-cutter

File K40 (1).jpg













> Open design file

File K40 (2).jpg
File K40 (3).jpg

























> Adjust starting point and speed in K40 Whisperer

File K40 (4).jpg
File K40 (5).jpg
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On the machine:

> Place your material inside (it must be no bigger than A4)

Placematerial-min.jpg
Open-min.jpg

























> Adjust power on machine

Poweradjustment-min.jpg













> Make test

Test-min.jpg
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> First engrave (BLUE) and then (CUT) by clicking "Vector Engrave" and "Vector Cut" in "K40 Whisperer".

File K40 (6).jpg
Cut-min.jpg
Cut (2)-min.jpg
Result-min.jpg















































Make sure temperature does not exceed 30 °C

Temperature-min.jpg













> Switch off machine

> Clean up gently with vacuum cleaner

Vacuum.jpg
Cleanup-min.jpg



























Useful links

> boxes.py [4]

> obrary [5]



Projects

> what is cosmos / τι είναι κόσμος



This text contains information copied or inspired from http://atxhackerspace.org .