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    Trying to build my own CNC Laser cutter

    Hi everyone,

    I'm currently designing my own laser cutter, for hobby purposes. I already have the design of the CNC made, but I have some questions about the laser cutting part. I thought about using the CO2 Laser tube, but I do like how the laser module is more compact and requires a lot less parts to operate it (no coolant reservoir, no reflectors needed, etc). I don't have as much experience with the laser module tho, so what do I need to be mindful of should I use it? Also, how powerful would I need to cut, say, brass or copper sheets up to 2mm thick?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Trying to build my own CNC Laser cutter

    CO2 lasers can not cut metals. Only organic materials and plastics. Things that will burn or melt.
    I’d recommend doing more research before you set on a direction.


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