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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    Wow, these guys have some nice machines. Thanks for the recommendation. Pricing on your machine isn't bad at all.
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    Thanks. That's useful information. I pretty much realized that the lower power machines just burned off the dye. That's just fine for what I have to do now. I can see exactly why real machines get up there in price.
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    I saw that. It's just too small. You'd have to sit there loading parts constantly. I looked at their larger machine but it jumps from $500 to $2,500. I don't have a problem spending this amount, it's just that I don't know what I don't know when it comes to laser engraving and machines in...
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    And shipping isn't getting any cheaper. In the last month or so we spent about $25K in shipping that would have cost close to 1/10 of that in the past. It's just insane.
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    Flat. If I get the results this guy got on the video I am happy. I figured I can probably load 20 parts at a time on this machine and walk away. It will probably sit on a welding table with a 3/8 in steel top, so no concerns about accidentally burning anything. What I will do is have some...
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    I am looking at this one: https://www.xtool.com/collections/machine/products/portable-diode-laserbox-d1-for-laser-engraving-laser-cutting?variant=42127077736687 Good reviews. Not super fast or powerful. I don't really need fast or high power. All I need is some text to identify connectors...
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    Laser engraver for anodized aluminum

    I've seen a few recommendation threads dating back about a year but no recommendations. Let's see what happens here... First: What kind of power and type of laser is required to engrave letters and graphics on anodized aluminum? Black in my case. I have a bunch (about 1000) parts I need to...
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    Aluminum extrusion design and extruders

    Sam, the ship has sailed brother. The extrusions are done and came out fantastic. How can Vention be competitive? You don't make anything.
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    Adaptix jaws

    Just watched this: Does anyone have first-hand experience? Also, how much? My first thought was "Neat!". My second thought was a series of thoughts actually: It might be too complex for long-term use (a custom machined jaw is as simple as you can get). How well do the fingers hold...
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    new format - a thumbs-down

    Yeah, no, this mobile-first presentation isn't an improvement for me at all. Posts are 16 inches wide on my monitor. Just not comfortable to read and browse. Way too much white space. Unnecessary. I'm sure improvements can be made in the future. Life goes on.
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    Right angle head recommendations?

    Something like this or 2 flute? https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/62775150
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    Right angle head recommendations?

    It's acetal, about 0.5 x 0.5 x 2 in. I need to make about 1000 pieces. To me it makes more sense to start with a flat sheet, maybe 12 x 24 in or so and try to machine it all in one setup from the top. That's how I designed the part. That said, the holes shown in the image are not necessary...
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    Right angle head recommendations?

    Any recommendations for a decent right angle head that won't break the bank? The application would be slitting saws, probably nothing thicker than, say, 0.125 in, if that. Haas VF2
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    Is UHMW a good choice for this part?

    All being considered based on testing. Thanks.
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    Is UHMW a good choice for this part?

    As someone pointed out, I was looking at the wrong Delrin. $100 a sheet for the standard stuff is a lot more reasonable than the $600 teflon-impregnated flavor.
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