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| MakeModel = Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1290
 
| MakeModel = Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1290
  
| Documents =  
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| Documentation =  
 
The setup manual, [[File:OPERATIONAL_MANUAL_OF_MACHINE_xin_USB.pdf]] is worth reading, if only for a laugh.
 
The setup manual, [[File:OPERATIONAL_MANUAL_OF_MACHINE_xin_USB.pdf]] is worth reading, if only for a laugh.
  
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[[File:Laser_cutter_110212.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|alt text]]
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[[File:Laser_cutter_110212.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|Photo of Wolverine]]
  
 
| Rules =
 
| Rules =
  
* i3 Members may use this machine with permission of the owner.
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* i3 Members may use this machine ONLY with permission of the owner.
 
* You must be trained to use this machine.
 
* You must be trained to use this machine.
* There is a consumables fee for this machine of $15 per actual hour of laser-on time.
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* There is a consumables fee for this machine of $0.25 per minute (or $15 per hour) of laser-on time. (Check the display on the machine right after your job completes to get the time it ran.)
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=== [[:Category:Laser Cutter#Materials | Approved Materials List]]===
  
 
| Instructions =
 
| Instructions =
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=== [[:Category:Laser Cutter#Using the laser cutters | General instructions]] ===
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=== [[Laser_Cutter_-_Bumblebee#Time-of-cut_Checklist | Time-of-cut Checklist- Bumblebee]] ===
  
Time-of-cut checklist:
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When focusing, grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z. Do two quick jogs up on the Z-axis if you use the auto-focus / Datum feature.
# Place material (square to edge of honeycomb).
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# Cover inactive honeycomb area except an "intake" in front of the material. This directs smoke away from the gantry.
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# Turn powerstrip for the chiller and blower on. This should bring up the chiller and air-assist pump.
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# Push gently on rubber hose to trigger chiller alarm, verifying that it's awake.
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# Turn keyswitch to on, and wait for boot and home to complete.
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# Jog head over to start of cut.
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# Grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z.
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# Wave hand under head and verify that air-assist is blowing.
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# Download design from LaserCut software.
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# Keep one hand over emergency-stop while using Test to check boundaries.
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# Turn on the exhaust fan.
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# Lift the fire extinguisher and set it back down. This verifies that your muscle-memory knows where it is.
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# Press Start.
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# DO NOT WALK AWAY. See http://www.thinkhaus.org/2011/04/03/lazzoring-is-serious-business/ for why.
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| OtherReferences =
 
| OtherReferences =
  
 
Two good sources of info:
 
Two good sources of info:
http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/vbul/forum/forum.php
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* http://www.chineselasersupportforum.com/vbul/forum/forum.php
http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/ManualsTutorials.html
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* http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/ManualsTutorials.html
  
 
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| FAQs =
 
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A list of commonly asked questions
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See Bumblebee FAQs
  
 
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[[Category:Laser Cutter]]
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[[Category:Equipment‏‎]]

Latest revision as of 23:55, 9 May 2014


Wolverine

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Roger Slykhouse
  • Location: West wall, you can't miss it.
  • What it looks like:
Photo of Wolverine

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Jinan G. Weike / WKLaser LC1290
  • Part Number: not specified

Documentation

The setup manual, File:OPERATIONAL MANUAL OF MACHINE xin USB.pdf is worth reading, if only for a laugh.

Inside the cutter, a Leetro MPC6515 control board coordinates the motors and laser firing. Its documentation is freely downloadable.

So much grief has arisen from the awful state of the documentation and software, that an entire Chinese laser support forum has arisen for the hapless owners of these machines help each other.

Rules

  • i3 Members may use this machine ONLY with permission of the owner.
  • You must be trained to use this machine.
  • There is a consumables fee for this machine of $0.25 per minute (or $15 per hour) of laser-on time. (Check the display on the machine right after your job completes to get the time it ran.)

Approved Materials List

Instructions

General instructions

Time-of-cut Checklist- Bumblebee

When focusing, grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z. Do two quick jogs up on the Z-axis if you use the auto-focus / Datum feature.

Other References

Two good sources of info:

Maintenance

We do not know the maintenance schedule for this machine yet. The tube is warranted for 10 months and eventually will need to be replaced. The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.

Things that Need to be Done

Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths. Add bumpers under the lid. Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.

FAQs

See Bumblebee FAQs