Exciting stuff, we have our very own megalaserblaster on site
Moving it went well on thursday, very little dramas.
From here, this is the list of things to do, not comprehensive, in no particular order, and in no particular level of importance (ie not all these need to be done before we can operate)
- I’m currently talking to manufacturer to get every bit of doco out of them i can
- Verify that the compressor can produce 8 bar (120psi) continuous for the laser
- Source an air line dryer, either on its own, for the whole shop or just for the laser. In general need to assess our shop air. The cnc coming will also need shop air fwiw.
- Get the power for the laser. This is a mission but after thursdays meeting with cbre and edq i have a path forward. I dont have a timeline, we have to jump through a bunch of hoops first.
- The control pc for the laser needs to be imaged so we have a backup
- Control pc needs some kind of security lockdown, like deepfreeze.
- All the cds, software paperwork etc that came with the laser needs to be digitised
- Figure out having a second pc installed in the control unit, perhaps a nuc. This is so we can have users interacting with that pc, with whatever software they need without messing with the control pc. Needs some basic way to easily transfer files to the control pc. Control pc shouldnt have any network access. Can have a second monitor and use synergy or we can put a basic kvm in there to swap between.
- The chiller, control and laser all need to be reconnected to each other.
- We need to figure out and document the workflow for making filtered/treated water for the chiller. Probably a pair of black ibc’s?
- Chiller at some point should be ducted out of the shop in some way.
- Gantry over the laser needs both/either a sheet metal clamp or a magnetic pickup for transferring heavy sheets easily to the bed.
- Have to bring in the seller for a training session with a team of people to learn once its up and running. need people to video this session
- Once we are trained, need to turn that into a course on canvas
So to break that down into some headlines:
- Compressed air
- Water management
- Control PC
- Training and Documentation
I’ve started a wiki page for it here using the new template: https://wiki.hsbne.org/tools/metalshop/yaglaser