Replacement 3D printed CO2 laser bracket

Replacement 3D printed CO2 laser bracket

When I bought by cheap “50W” Chinese laser cutter, I was alarmed to see that the brackets holding the laser in place were just bits of bent galvanized steel, packed around with a large amount of black rubber in order to get the laser into alignment.

And when I needed to remove the laser to clear some air bubbles that had formed in the cooling water, I found it virtually impossible to realign the laser into its original position.

My solution was to design some custom laser brackets which I could 3D print on my old MendleMax 3D printer.

The brackets fit a 2 inch diameter tube, with 2mm padding rubber used inside the bracket.

Height is adjustable, but was designed to work with my machine.

 

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The design was done in OpenSCAD, however the code needs to be tidied up before I publish it, but I’m happy to share the STL file

Download by right clicking and saving the contents of this link laser_tube_bracket.stl

Note. You need to remove the .txt from the end of the file. I only added that additional (.txt) extension so that systems would download the file, as the .STL file extension is also used for security certificates and is sometimes blocked.

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