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How to make laser , like laser cut machine. Able to cut the steel sheet. Answered

Actually i want to create CNC machine for Laser or Plasma . Now i think i can make drive unit, but can construc for Laser or plasma.

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dpsilver (author)2009-08-17

a home made laser even though possible will not be able to cut through metal because of how it is made. it will not be as powerful as a commercial models even though it may use the same amount of power ur laser just wouldnt be as efficient ps its very hard to make one

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Wesley666 (author)2009-03-08

I don't even know if there is a laser that cuts metal available any wheres. You can buy cutters that use pressurized water to cut metal, and they can be controlled by a computer, but they are expensive. There is an instructable on this website to build a plasma cutter, but seriously, BE VERY CAREFUL!

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UziMonkey (author)2009-02-01

If you have to ask, this project is way beyond you. A laser that strong would be so dangerous, you really shouldn't be playing with it. I don't think any easily obtainable or affordable laser can do that.

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randofo (author)UziMonkey2009-02-02

Our 70 Watt laser cutter can't cut through metal. A laser cutter than can cut through metal would have to be very strong. A plasma cutter is slightly more reasonable, but still very dangerous.

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MekkMan (author)randofo2009-02-26

plasma cutters are less dangerous than an acetylene torch. I spose anything that melts metal is "dangerous" but plasma cutters are easy to operate - if a bit pricey.

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jeff-o (author)2009-02-25

I think that your best bet would be to build a traditional CNC machine, that uses a high-speed cutter to cut the metal, rather than a laser or plasma. Such a machine is far more possible for a hobbyist to build.

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Mann1808 (author)2009-02-02

Thank you all your comments and advised. Pretty good to hear.

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