Laser Engraving For Front Panels

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sr1200

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Yes, the confusion was due to the weird syntax in the Atomstack user manual.
I had some weird things getting started, but I am using a mac for my lightburn/atomstack combo. I actually want to take an old mac of mine and put linux on it since the OS on that is so out of date it wont run anything. (if you have a suggestion for a linux flavor for me to test with im willing to give it a go).
 

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I've been running MXLinux on a Macbook pro retina 2012 for the last 4 years.
You'd better keep a dual boot even if not using OSX, because linux uses some of the original firmware for wlan, webcam, and audio chips.

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I have been running my 2011 MBPro under Ubuntu for years and it works better than before.

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Thomas
I just put the latest version of ubuntu on my 2009 iMac and it run surprisingly well. I was able to fix the driver issues for the wireless/audio drivers pretty easy with some updates and being able to see the devices with names in the pci list was helpful. Most if not all of the old mac hardware used broadcom wifi chips.
 

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I'm looking at this engraver at the moment it's a bit expensive but if you have to engrave regularly and you want a good investment this series is really good
the engraving size is very large, perfect for engraving a 484mm front face
Work Table Area 20.08" (510mm)*11.8" (300mm)
 

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I haven't gotten mine yet either, but when i ordered it they told me it would be late October/early Nov for delivery.
I started a ticket at Amazon. We'll see what answer they get from Atomstack.
I believe Atomstack have some difficulties. Prices have gone up tremendously. Ordered mine at 499€, now they're advertised at 746!

EDIT: Atomstack have answered me, saying they had a shipment lost in transit and found later damaged. They say they'll send a new one within 18 days... :(

Well, that will give me 3 weeks to refine the cabinet. Actually, the V-slot frame is finished, I'm expected the PMMA panels and just started working on the lift table
I am building a larger tubular frame with large castors to increase stability and maneuverability. The idea is to lift up the machine when setting it up and lift it down when operating.
 
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The price for the laser was supposed to be 746, the "early bird" or launch price if you will, was 499, which is why i jumped on it. I think they got more orders than they could handle. I got a response from them as well, very quickly, as i purchased it directly through their website. They told me that I should have it mid Nov. so about the same time as you. Can't wait to see what this does with the aluminum. I'd like to see if its possible to cut ribbons using this thing as well without the laser igniting the silver.
 

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Still haven't received the effing IR laser head they had promised for last week.
Sent another message, they replied they are sorry, they can reimburse but it would be too bad since the heads are coming "soon".
 

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Received the IR laser head yesterday, tried to install it, couldn't because the kit has M5 screws and the slider has 4mm holes!
I started a ticket with Atomstack, but their first reaction is asking my invoice. Since I ordered from Amazon, I expect trouble...
Fortunately I have plenty of M4 screws but I wanted to report, good citizen that I am...
 
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I managed to mount the slider, but now teh next step is connecting the PCB, which seems easy enough; however I have no clue about how to affix the PCB to the gantry. ther's not even a picture of an assembled head.
Am I supposed to use rubber bands and twine? :(
As much as I was pleased with the chassis, I'm somewhat disappointed with this laser head kit.
 
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