New Mirror mounts.

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DukeEuphoria
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New Mirror mounts.

Post by DukeEuphoria » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:47 pm

I've finally got fed up with the mirror mounts on my 3040.
Currently alignment is a two day chore with no guarantee of success, just a slow incremental drift towards slightly better.

Has anyone tried fitting more robust and more easily adjustable mirror mounts to any of the laser script machines ?

Something like these for example...
http://thorlabs.com/NewGroupPage9.cfm?ObjectGroup_ID=52

Also, while I'm at it, any tips for flattening the honeycomb bed ?
I think mine may have moles.

PhillyDee
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Re: New Mirror mounts.

Post by PhillyDee » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:22 pm

I hot glue gunned the honeycomb bed to the aluminium base on my LS3020. Works for me :D

As for the mirror mounts, once aligned, should stay solid! You could always buy some thumbscrews to replace the 3 corner bolts.
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Mike
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Re: New Mirror mounts.

Post by Mike » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:52 am

A few guys have modded the existing mirrors with thumb screws and spring mounts.
Here is a picture of the mods I did to mine,
phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=88&start=20
I have seen a better job by someone else on this forum since doing this though so doing some searching might help.

I have not had to adjust my mirrors for some time now. so it works a treat.

Make sure your engraver is on a firm surface that doesn't move, the frames are just thin sheet metal and if its not set even or is moved all the time it could affect the mirror alignment.

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