Which Laser?

Which laser cuts 3/4" plywood ? Is this a CO2 10.6um laser ? I have a 2 X 1.5 meter CNC router. Where can I find instructions that guide me through converting it into a laser cutter that can cut 2/4" plywood please ? Is there another wavelength laser that can cut 3mm ABS plastic at 2500mm/minute or faster ?


JON-A-TRON2 months ago

Sorry, but I have no knowledge of DIY systems. The machine we have at the workshop that can handle 3/4" plywood is 500 watts and cost around $250K. It uses air assist to cut wood and CO2 to cut metal (it can handle 1/8" steel).

You might want to look around on the Instructables forums for laser conversions, I know it's possible because that's the setup we had when I was in college in '08.

https://www.instructables.com/community/?categoryGroup=all&category=all