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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

Running Endurance Laser on a CNC machineRunning Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

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X-Carve laser mount


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Laser mount on StepCraft 600 Black Edition

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Original laser mount Laserhouder02_v10 | Modified laser mount Alex CNC_50x76mmBase

Endurance laser CNC mountRunning Endurance Laser on a CNC machine

Alternative bracket.

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An Endurance 10 watt laser installed on Shark HD4 CNC machine

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)

Wiring to Kinetic-NC PWM

Kinetic-NC PWM
Kinetic-NC PWM wiring an Endurance laser

 

 

 

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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!

Setting up your Endurance laser with Mach3

Hooking the laser to MACH3 machine

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 were 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 caveat 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
Craftbot+
Creality 10 S5
Creality CR-10
Creality CR-10S pro
CTC flashforge replica
Custom Delta 3D printer
Davinci 1.0a with repetier
DlyingBrad
Eleksmaker / Eleksmaker A3 Mana board
Creality Ender
Creality Ender 2
Creality Ender 3
Creality Ender 4
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
Raprap RAMPS 1.4
Replicator 2 / 2X
Reprap
ReXYZ S22.
Rigitbot
Robo 3D
Robo3DR1+
Rostock max v2
SeeMeCNC
Shapeoko 2 / 3 XXL
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
Ultimate
Velleman K8220
WanHao
Wanhao 4S
WanHao Duplicator i3
X-Carve / X-carve 1000×1000
XYZ / XYZ Davinci A1.0.
Zortrax

list of fully compatible and tested boards

Eleksmaker Mana
RAMPS
Arduino Uno + CNCShield V3
SKR 1.3
Anet A8
Duet 3D wifi
mks 1.0
CNC xPro V4
xpro v3
Rambo 1.3
Ethernet Smootstepper
Smoothieboard
Lerdge S,X,K
mks dlc
SainSmart Genmitsu CNC 3018
Laseraxe 3 axis board
blackbox openbuilds
DDCSV offline controller
fystec f6
Sainsmart Genmitsu 3018 MX Toshiba MCB with Mach 3&4
Duet LAN

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