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Old 07-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Haha that's nice. It's cool that you guys have your own laser engraver...hope you don't mind if I ask a nooby question, but do you control the laser yourself or do you give it a design and it does it?
The laser comes with this truly horrible software that translates .BMP, .JPG and a few other formats into the code the laser requires to draw the design. The software is very poorly marked and requires an advanced degree in Engrish and jury rigging to make it work (Luckily I have both )

There are some parts that are completely manual. THe power level is set via an analog knob, which is not marked as to the minimum power level that will produce a beam :/ Mine is now... Thank gawds for Sharpies The software has a power level setting inside of it, but it seems to do nothing

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Cerakote can be laser engraved and the finished product looks great. If we coat a marker for a customer that plans on engraving it, we provide a few sample panels for free. That way the engraver can practice on the sample swatches to get the settings just right before starting on the marker.
Is Cerekote a hot or cold application product? (I know, I could just go do the research, but I am feeling lazy and overheated)

We may need to have a further discussion, and maybe get some sample material together, so I can see what needs to be done to make my laser work on your coating

Unfortunately, today starts a new round of the "Job From Hell 2", so no more laser/machine shop fun until next weekend

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Cerekote is baked on.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Damn! That means I would have to silver solder brass markers to make them survive the baking process

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Damn! That means I would have to silver solder brass markers to make them survive the baking process

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It's standard cure temp is 250 degrees but the modified low cure is 180 degrees for a extended period of time. Its not a very hot cure cycle. We have done soldered markers and firearms in the past it should be fine.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Oh... Good!

I freaking hate doing silver solder work.

Thanks for the information.

BTW, Alpha, are you using Cermark/Thermark? I am considering trying out LPS LU200, which is a molybdenum disulfide dry lubricant. Apparently the active ingredient in the LMM is the same. Any experience with this idea?

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Old 07-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Small update.

Sprayon LU200 Dry Moly spray lubricant works.

Here are the tests.

Specs: 40W Chinese laser set to maximum power
LMM Spray: Sprayon LU200 Dry Moly Lubricant
Speed: variable see notes below


Some "scribbles" as I forgot the key to the MoshiDraw program and could not engrave anything useful.


Image is too large and moves over the edge of the piece too far. This messes with the focal point and fouls up the engraving.
Speed: 10mm/sec, one pass
The image is removable with 10-15 strokes with Scotchbrite



Image has been resized.
Speed: 5mm/sec, one pass
The image is removable with 30-40 strokes with Scotchbrite :/


Same as previous image.
Speed: 1mm/sec, one pass
At 60 strokes, there is a very faint image remaining.


Same as previous image.
Speed: 3mm/sec, two passes.
This seems to produce a haze around the numbers, and I believe it has to do with the second pass. I am going to do a few more experiments.


Same image.
Speed: .5mm/sec one pass, on outline mode
Great image, but the durability is pretty bad. 35 strokes to erase image


Speed: 3mm/sec one pass outline mode
Good image, 40 strokes


Final tests...

Speed: 3mm/sec, two passes


After 60 strokes with Scotchbrite.

I think this is a winner.


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Old 07-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Very nice. Seems like you're getting the hang of it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Slowly. There is definitely a learning curve when the instructions are terrible and I don't have an onsite expert

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