Laser Cutter - Wolverine

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Wolverine

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Roger Slykhouse
  • Location: West wall, you can't miss it.
  • What it looks like:
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Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1290
  • Part Number: not specified

Documentation

not specified

Rules

Put the rules that govern the use of this tool here.

  • i3 Members may use this machine with permission of the owner
  • You must be trained to use this machine.

Instructions

Time-of-cut checklist:

  1. Place material (square to edge of honeycomb).
  2. Cover inactive honeycomb area except an "intake" in front of the material. This directs smoke away from the gantry.
  3. Turn powerstrip for the chiller and blower on. This should bring up the chiller and air-assist pump.
  4. Push gently on rubber hose to trigger chiller alarm, verifying that it's awake.
  5. Turn keyswitch to on, and wait for boot and home to complete.
  6. Jog head over to start of cut.
  7. Grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z.
  8. Wave hand under head and verify that air-assist is blowing.
  9. Download design from LaserCut software.
  10. Keep one hand over emergency-stop while using Test to check boundaries.
  11. Turn on the exhaust fan.
  12. Lift the fire extinguisher and set it back down. This verifies that your muscle-memory knows where it is.
  13. Press Start.
  14. DO NOT WALK AWAY. See http://www.thinkhaus.org/2011/04/03/lazzoring-is-serious-business/ for why.

Other References

Two good sources of info: http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/vbul/forum/forum.php http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/ManualsTutorials.html

Maintenance

We do not know the maintenance schedule for this machine yet. The tube is warranted for 10 months and eventually will need to be replaced. The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.

Things that Need to be Done

Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths. Add bumpers under the lid. Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.

FAQs

A list of commonly asked questions