A good Friend of mine, Joel, sent me a laser cutter to test and ignited a bold modification I once considered adding to my printer.
After I got home from Christmas Break, the laser cutter was waiting for me, and I couldn't help myself. I was prepared to Start my Kickstarter Campaign, but I felt incorporating a Laser Cutter would really take this Printer up a Notch, BAM!
Indeed, I was correct, as I just finished installing and testing the Laser Cutter, and It WORKED GREAT!!!
I dont plan to sell any Laser Systems at Reach 3D, but I will setup a Laser Cutter Page, That shows how its done and Where to buy the Laser Module. To Get the Laser Operational, Very little is needed. 1 Barrel Jack with leads, and some basic skills with inkscape. The Ramps controller Firmware is all ready to go as is.
Since I wont be selling the laser Systems, I dont plan to help trouble shoot any problems with an added Laser Cutting Systems. I simply wanted to expand the Versitility of my Printer.
If you want to attach a Laser Cutter to your Reach 3D Printer, AND WANT the technical support, I would Recommend Purchasing a Laser System from JTech Photonics. My design uses a free Plug-in they built for Inkscape, to create gcode based on vector paths. By purchasing from them, they will help trouble shoot any Questions.
KICKSTARTER is Next for SURE! :)