The annual Halloween is coming, let's see if these maker's projects have brought you Halloween ideas?
"Some door hanging signs in the theme of the season."
Made by Randall with Genmitsu PROVerXL 4030 CNC Router
With the Jinsoku LC-40, SainSmart has a new entry into the world of CNC lasers in its range. We took a closer look at the model and compared it to our 3018-PRO DIY CNC milling machine, which had previously been upgraded with a laser. In terms of price, the two models are the same at around €400, as is the 5.5 W laser module used. Besides the obvious - the optics - there are also some other differences.
What made you start your CNC journey?
I began working with 3D printers while working towards my engineering undergrad and developed a passion for working with the “tinker toys” as my father likes to refer to them. I r...
Written By Patrizio Virtuani
Do not try to cut vinyl with a laser, the heat of the beam on the vinyl surface generates a very toxic gas, vinyl chloride, very dangerous if inhaled by man but also for the equ...
A vacuum bed uses air pressure to push the stock down onto the bed by pumping out the air from underneath it, creating a partial vacuum. The resulting difference in air pressure applies a quite large clamping force evenly over the stock. Using the suggested vacuum pump (sold separately) a clamping force of ~12 lbs is exerted over every square inch of the surface. 85 kPA is also ~0.9kg per cm2. Let’s just say the stock is not moving unless you turn off the pump.