Daniel Kautz

Getting Framed

I found a way to combine 3D printing with LASER engraving. LASER engraved items like cutting boards and tissue boxes are straight-forward. Take an engrave-able item and add engraving. A caveman could do it. I am looking at the flat panel line engravings I have been making. The actual engravings look great. But they are …

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Fired Up!

Working with my LASER engraver for a couple of days. Thought I would show off what I have been doing. The lead [photo is a Chevy Corvette C6, My neighbor has both a C6 and just acquired a C7. I gave his this engraving Only used my LASER for cutting thin paper. I bought a …

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More Air

Air assist is a “must have” feature with a LASER engraver.  The LASER works without the air assist but so much better with the air in use. Dense smoke is eliminated and the cuts are so much cleaner.  I am certain there will be reasons for not using the air assist. It must be a …

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Air Assist

Today I will experiment with air assist with the laser engraver. The process is very similar to mist cooling with metal cut milling operations and also similar to chip clearing with my overheard CNC wood router and with my wax milling on my Taig.  This is not my first experience with air assist. This time …

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