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Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

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Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

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Wiring Endurance lasers to TOP popular boards

Wiring Endurance lasers to TOP popular CNC boards

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StepCraft Laser setup for Mach or UCCNC

WorkBee-Full-Kit-Assembly-Manual-xProV3.pdf

PROBOTIX setup: PBX-RF-Board-Pin-Outs-Jumpers

Smooth Stepper setup: use PWM pin for spindleSmoothStepperUserManualV1.0

PROBOTIX setup: PBX-RF-Board-Pin-Outs-Jumpers

CSMIO/IP-S setup : manual_csmioip-s_en_v2
CSMIO/IP-S setup

Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine
Connecting Endurance Laser to The Buildbotics CNC Controller

Endurance lasers with MillRight CNC machines
G-code for 3D printed mount
STL file for 3D printed mount

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Shapeoko CNC machine laser mount


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Laser mount on StepCraft 600 Black Edition

Endurance laser installed on a Stepcraft CNC machine

Endurance laser CNC mountRunning Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

Alternative bracket.

Endurance Laser Hookup and Configuration Buildbotics

How to hook an Endurance laser to CNC machine


How to install the laser to CNC Shark router

There are several versions of the CNC shark that have been developed over the years. You need to look at your controller and see if it has an output for the spindle to turn it on and off. Many of the newer models like the MAKO have this feature. If you do, then you are in luck! The spindle control uses a relay to switch the power on and off to the spindle. This relay is controlled by a DC voltage signal. This is the signal we need to turn on and off the laser.

Mount for bachinmaker d8-4050p engraver

If you open up your controller box, it should look something like this:
Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

You are going to use the signal from the control board to the spindle relay and connect it over to the laser driver board input. Here is a more detailed picture:
Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

Attach a wire from the relay “+” signal to the laser driver “+” terminal H2. Attach another wire on the relay “-” signal to the laser driver “-” terminal H2. Or, you can use the 3′ Molex Mini-fit cable and connect it into terminal H4 on the laser driver:
Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

That is it, you are done!

Controlling the laser
You now can control your laser on and off using the same spindle commands of M3 to turn on the laser and M5 to turn it off.

Shark Laser wiring (alternative version)

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Thanks to one of our experts: Michael Poling, M.Sc.(Kin), M.Sc.(PT), CAFCI, Cred. MDT
Owner/Physiotherapist, Fairway Physiotherapy
Asst. Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
who made these wonderful video guidance!

Personal experience of running 4×4 CNC router and 4 G201X Gecko controllers by Paul & Jaime Revel (Akari Studios)

The hardware configuration we are currently running consists of a 4×4 CNC router and 4 G201X Gecko controllers with a C10 breakout board which is hooked to a UC300ETH-5LTP. Our software to control this mess is UCCNC. We are using Vetric Aspire as our design program. The laser we currently have is an Endurance 10W+ that comes with a laser control box which makes it super easy to get the laser going thanks to the PWM wires. We routered a custom mount from plywood that slips over the spindle that was large enough to accommodate the laser and the control box. The laser comes with two 12 volt power adapters. One for the laser and one for the control box. The cord length on these are short so in our case, we need a 120-volt plugin close to the spindle. We ran SO cable through our cable run and plugged it into a power strip inside the CNC control panel. On the other end, by the spindle, we installed a GFI outlet. Then, we plugged in our two wall transformers for the laser. We ran a two-conductor shielded cable from our CNC control panel and ran it out to the spindle. We crimped male and female terminals on the laser control box’s PWM wires and on the shielded cable. Now when we want to use our router, it’s very easy to unplug the laser control box and the laser to set aside while the router is cutting. To get the laser to fire with UCCNC is about as easy as it was to hook it up. All we had to do was hook up one wire to pin 16 and the other to ground on our breakout board. Then, go into UCCNC’s I/O configuration and select pin 16 on the laser pin. Now, poof! It is hooked up.

The g-code was a little bit trickier because, at the time of writing this, there was no specific post processors for UCCNC from Vectric. To solve this problem, we modified a post processor for Stepcraft. To check to see if your laser is working properly and you have control (everybody likes control, right?) you would type this into your MIDI: M3M10Q50. This should turn your laser on to 50% depending on how you have things set up. The caviot to the Stepcraft post processor is that it uses S commands for speed and we need Q so you have to modify the post processor to accommodate this.

list of 3D printers and CNC machines on which our customers installed lasers


3 axis cnc router (1250x1250x120 cut area)
300×300 D-bot 3D printer
750mm X-Carve
a 5 axis cnc from 5axismaker (500x500x400)
A large CNC machine controlled using Mach3 and an Ethernet Smooth Stepper
Acro
ADIMLab
Alfawise U30 printer.
Anet A8
Anycubic
Anycubic 4max
Anycubic i3
Anycubic i3 Mega
Anycubic Photon
Atom2 Gizmo 3D
axiom precision ar8 pro cnc router wiring
Azteeg X3 Pro
big ox CNC
CR-10
craftbot+
Creality 10 S5
creality CR-10
creality CR-10S pro
Creality Ender 3
CTC flashforge replica
Custom Delta 3D printer
Davinci 1.0a with repetier
DlyingBrad
Elekslaser A3
Eleksmaker
eleksmaker A3 Mana board
Ender
Ender 2
Ender 3
Ender 3
Ender 4
Ender-3
Felix
Flashfordge
Flashforge
FlSun
Folgertech FT-5
FT-5
gecko g540 controller
GeckoDrive 540
Geeetech
Home built 3D printer
Home built CNC Router
home made printers from 220×220 to 1080×600
Hyper Cube
JG Auroga
Kossel
Laseraxe 2.5w CNCC
Laser-Bot
Legio 3D
Lutzbot
MakerBot
Makerfarm
MakerGear M2
MakerGeora M2
MakiBox
MillCarve
Monoprice
Monoprice maker select v2
MPCNC
MPMS v2 L
OpenBuilds C-Beam
OpenBuilds MiniMill with Duet electronics
Openbuilds Ox
OpenBuilds OX cnc router
OpenBuilds-C Beam
pmdx – 411 interface
PrintrBot
Prusa
Prusa i3
prusa mk3
Prusa mk3s
Raise3D
Rarap RMAPS 1.4
Replicator 2 / 2X
Reprap
ReXYZ S22.
Rigitbot
Robo 3D
Robo3DR1+
rostock max v2
SeeMeCNC
Shapeoko 3 XXL
Shapeoko 2
Shapeoko XXL 3
Shark
Shark 4HD
Shark XD4
Shopbot
snapmaker
Solidoodle 2
Stepcraft 420
Stepcraft CNC
Taig Mill
TAZ5
TAZ6
Tevo
Tevo Little Monster
TinyG
TRex 2
Tronxy
Tronxy x5s
Tronxy XY-2
Ultimaker 1 / 2
Ultimaker 2
Ultimaker 2
Ultimate
Velleman K8220
WanHao
Wanhao 4S
WanHao Duplicator i3
X-carve
X-Carve
X-carve 1000×1000
XYZ
XYZ Davinci A1.0.
Zortrax