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Bristol Hackspace A0 Laser Cutter
Page under construction by the laser commissioning team
The laser cutter is a fantastic tool that allows you to produce complex shapes from designs made on the computer. Its great for a quick production of 2d designs and is one of the easier rapid prototyping machines to understand.
Bristol Hackspace is privileged to have access to an enormous A0 (84 x 118cm) sized machine.
User Manual These are for the A1 Blacknose but the A0 Silvertail installation is the same.
LaserCut 5.3 software
Software You can use the demo version without a dongle see instructions in the JAS docs
If you have trouble with opening the software in Demo mode on your home PC you may need to edit the syscfg.ini file manually to get it to work. Please consult the thread in the google group Lasercut 5.3 on Mac for further details on how to do this.
Bristol Hackspace Documents
£5.00 per hour pro rata (0.0833 per minute ) for laser cutting time.
Weekly Maintenance operations
Inspect the mirrors and lenses for dirt
Remove the bed and clean it
Oil the linear bearings
Check the cooling system: Water level, Hoses, Pump Filter, Bubbles in the laser tube
Monthly Maintenance Operations
Clean the mirrors and lenses
Check the alignment
Check for dirt build up in the extraction system
Check bed is level