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Old 09-12-2020, 04:28 AM
Racegrafix Racegrafix is offline
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Originally Posted by minimum99 View Post
Camaster should tell us if aluminum can be used to replace the plastic housing for the laser. Aluminum is weak in electrical conductivity, so my guess is ok to use. The advantage of building your own housing is that you can add set screws to adjust the Z for accurate XY zero regardless of material thickness.
Aluminum is an excellent conductor, not sure why you think otherwise. Thats why its often used on electrical terminals when weight is a factor. If its anodized, its no longer conductive on surface.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:02 AM
TimPa TimPa is offline
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fwiw regarding xy table alignment - the laser on my pt404 was able to align for the y axis travel only. in other words, i can move the gantry in y travel and the laser will stay aligned to a point. the x axis is off from the travel, so i don't use it there.

the intersection however, is spot on after making the adjustment.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:13 PM
The real JP The real JP is offline
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I use a v bit and made a little punch hole in the spoilboard with the spindle. Then I adjusted the laser offset macro coordinates to match it.

I don't think they are supposed to be super accurate, I think they are just to help you get close and parallel with the gantry.

If you want to make a bracket, you might try derlin.

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