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    The cans at work are checked with a light tester where the can end is sealed to a photo cell array.

    In order to test the tester a small tab with a .002" hole is taped over a larger punched hole in a can. It tests both the array head and the kickout system.

    What I would like to find is an inexpensive laser drill that would produce this hole directly in the can. Metal thickness is about .007". No positioning system would be needed. All my searching gets either laser cutting machines or more search pages.

    Anyone know of a source for this?

    Dave

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    Rather than trying to find a laser for this application, perhaps an electrical arc discharge through a tungsten wire would do the job. Just set up either a power supply or capacitor bank and a spool of .002 W wire with a feed on a Z axis.

    If anyone is electrocuted it's not my fault...

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    There is a laser forum here try there. The biggest problem may be beam size on regular machines. You might look into these guys and see how they are doing it.

    Small Hole Drilling | Potomac Laser


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