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 +===== Safety =====
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 +There is always a fire risk when using the laser. The laser should not be left unattended during a cut.
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 +Failure to pay attention to the laser can result in this:
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 ===== To Do ===== ===== To Do =====
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   * <​del>​Clean laser tube water channels</​del>​   * <​del>​Clean laser tube water channels</​del>​
   * <​del>​Test optical power output and calibrate to a sensible maximum (e.g. 66% of peak rating)</​del>​   * <​del>​Test optical power output and calibrate to a sensible maximum (e.g. 66% of peak rating)</​del>​
-  * Create chart of power/speed settings for common materials +  * Create chart of power/speed settings for common materials ​(as a basic rule, multiply speeds from the old chart by 3x
-    * As a basic rule, multiply speeds from the old chart by 3x.+    * Ply ✔ 
 +    * MDF ✘ 
 +    * Acrylic ✘
   * <​del>​Documentation for existing laser cutter users</​del>​   * <​del>​Documentation for existing laser cutter users</​del>​
   * Update docs:   * Update docs:
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   * Order spares: silicone tubing, <​del>​mirrors,​ lens,</​del>​ rotary attachment o-rings   * Order spares: silicone tubing, <​del>​mirrors,​ lens,</​del>​ rotary attachment o-rings
-  * Purchase and install tinted polycarbonate window, 1185x920mm. +  * <del>Purchase and install tinted polycarbonate window, 1185x920mm.</del>
-    * LaserSaur BOM suggests 3mm polycarbonate "Smoke Brown" ~35% light transmission. +
-    * The same material to fit our cutter: [[https://​uk.misumi-ec.com/​vona2/​detail/​110300534560/?​PNSearch=PCTBA-1185-920-3&​HissuCode=PCTBA-1185-920-3&​searchFlow=suggest2products&​Keyword=PCTBA-1185-920-3|1185x920mm Misumi €108 (probably ex VAT)]]+
   * <​del>​Install vent in G2 door to provide better air flow.</​del>​   * <​del>​Install vent in G2 door to provide better air flow.</​del>​
   * <​del>​Upgrade internal (to chassis) extraction ducts (use PU ducts instead of foil, merge rear and hopper 100mm ducts into a 150mm duct for egress). Optionally replace flexible door-join with a foam seal. **ACTION: MIKE**</​del>​   * <​del>​Upgrade internal (to chassis) extraction ducts (use PU ducts instead of foil, merge rear and hopper 100mm ducts into a 150mm duct for egress). Optionally replace flexible door-join with a foam seal. **ACTION: MIKE**</​del>​
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   * Install ducts to roof and upgrade blower, to avoid releasing fumes onto courtyard users. **ACTION: AL, TO LIAISE WITH SUMMERHALL**   * Install ducts to roof and upgrade blower, to avoid releasing fumes onto courtyard users. **ACTION: AL, TO LIAISE WITH SUMMERHALL**
-  * Install LED lighting. **ACTION: ALFIE**+  * <del>Install LED lighting. **ACTION: ALFIE**</​del>​
   * Replace broken acrylic cover on front-loading slot.   * Replace broken acrylic cover on front-loading slot.
  
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   * The enclosure is very large and smoke/fumes take longer to clear. Leave the case closed for 10 seconds after cutting to allow the extraction system to catch up.   * The enclosure is very large and smoke/fumes take longer to clear. Leave the case closed for 10 seconds after cutting to allow the extraction system to catch up.
   * The air assist is adjustable. Always make sure that it's enabled (on the top control panel) and that the valve (on the right hand side) is open. It's okay to reduce the air assist for delicate materials like paper, but there should always be **some** air flow enabled to protect the lens.   * The air assist is adjustable. Always make sure that it's enabled (on the top control panel) and that the valve (on the right hand side) is open. It's okay to reduce the air assist for delicate materials like paper, but there should always be **some** air flow enabled to protect the lens.
-  * The window is clear. This should absorb the infra-red laser, but it doesn'​t block much of the visible flash when the laser hits the honeycomb bed. So **don'​t stare directly at the cutting point**.+  * <del>The window is clear. This should absorb the infra-red laser, but it doesn'​t block much of the visible flash when the laser hits the honeycomb bed. So **don'​t stare directly at the cutting point**.</​del>​ 
 +  * The window is **tinted as all hell**. This should absorb the infra-red laser, and also absorbs literally all other light in the laser. You are encouraged to stare directly at the cutting point
 ===== Checklists ===== ===== Checklists =====
  
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   * pause the cutting session   * pause the cutting session
-  * check the temperature on the chiller'​s front panel (it should be in the range 10-20C)+  * check the temperature on the chiller'​s front panel (it should be in the range 10-23℃, roughly room temperature)
   * if the temperature is too high, try waiting for the chiller to bring the temperature down   * if the temperature is too high, try waiting for the chiller to bring the temperature down
   * if the temperature doesn'​t fall then there is probably a fault   * if the temperature doesn'​t fall then there is probably a fault
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   * Bed levelled.   * Bed levelled.
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 +2018-07-14:
 +  * New tinted window fitted: it is now safe to stare directly at the beam. Also at some point proper LED lighting was installed but wasn't logged. ​
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 +2018-07-19:
 +  * The bed level was checked and it's within 1mm all over. The axes were checked and they'​re within ~0.2mm over ~200mm.
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 ===== Other Specifications (for maintenance) =====  ===== Other Specifications (for maintenance) ===== 
  
 Water tubing: silicone, 12mm OD, 8mm ID, 2mm wall\\ Water tubing: silicone, 12mm OD, 8mm ID, 2mm wall\\
-Chiller: CW-3000\\+Chiller: CW-5200\\
 Air assist compressor: Hailea ACO-328\\ Air assist compressor: Hailea ACO-328\\
 Air assist tubing: silicone, 12mm OD, 8mm ID, 2mm wall\\ Air assist tubing: silicone, 12mm OD, 8mm ID, 2mm wall\\
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   * {{ :​jd90125.pdf | JD90125 manual }}   * {{ :​jd90125.pdf | JD90125 manual }}
   * {{ :​lasercut5.3-software_manual-v1.6.pdf | LaserCut 5.3 manual }}   * {{ :​lasercut5.3-software_manual-v1.6.pdf | LaserCut 5.3 manual }}
-  * {{ :cw-3000.pdf | CW-3000 Chiller Manual }} ({{ :cw-3000-2.pdf | alternative version ​}})+  * {{ :cw-5000_5200_industrial_chiller_user_manual.pdf | CW-5200 Chiller Manual }} 
 +  * {{ :cw-5000_5200_industrial_chiller_maintenance_manual.pdf | CW-5200 Maintenance Manual ​}}
   * {{ :​reci_dy10_dy13_dy20.pdf | Reci DY20 manual }}   * {{ :​reci_dy10_dy13_dy20.pdf | Reci DY20 manual }}
   * {{ :​private:​20130508-lasercutter-service-report.pdf |Laser cutter service report 2013-05-08}}   * {{ :​private:​20130508-lasercutter-service-report.pdf |Laser cutter service report 2013-05-08}}
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