Greyfin A2 Laser Cutter

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Greyfin A2 Laser Cutter
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Manufacturer Just Add Sharks
Model Greyfin A2
Obtained Long Term Loan
Location Laser Area
Team Laser
Induction Required Yes (use request form)
Booking Yes (use HMS)
Status Defunct
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The Greyfin A2 Laser Cutter was loaned to the space by Dominic Morrow for use, and requires the usual Laser cutter induction training, booking and paying for use.

A2 Laser Specific Info

What's the same as the Silvertail A0 Laser cutter:

  • The password for the new PC (Log in using the "Laser-User" account)
  • Lasercut 5.3 software
  • Control panel on the laser
  • Cost to use (£3 / hour)
  • Bookable via HMS, limited to one 2 hour slot
  • Access controlled by RFID card reader
  • Maximum power setting 65% to extend laser tube life

Differences to the Silvertail A0 Laser cutter are:

  • The laser is not owned by the hackspace, it's on loan for one year from a member
  • It has a 600 x 400 mm (approx A2) cutting area, ideal for smaller jobs
  • Power is 60W, so cutting speeds need to be reduced a little. Use 75% of A0 speed setting as a starting point
  • Focus tool is smaller (these are marked "A2")
  • No red aiming dot at the present time (one may be added later). Use the "Laser" button to do a test fire if accurate positioning needed
  • The extractor is now shared by both lasers. It comes on when the first laser turns on, and switches off 60 seconds after the last laser turns off
  • If you have any laser time credits (from the original pledge drive for the A0 or a recent induction) for the time being this can only be used on the A0 laser