Laser/Router Work Flow

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Laser/Router Work Flow

Post by mrp192 »

Hey Planning on adding a laser to my router. Is there a work flow or guide to switch between the laser and the spindle? Also If I mount the laser on the side of the spindle is it possible to get up offsets from the center of the spindle?

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Re: Laser/Router Work Flow

Post by centroidsupport »

If you're software is pro or higher, just use a different WCS for the laser.
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
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Re: Laser/Router Work Flow

Post by cncsnw »

Do you mean a cutting and engraving laser, or a sighting laser for part alignment?
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Re: Laser/Router Work Flow

Post by mrp192 »

cncsnw wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:49 am Do you mean a cutting and engraving laser, or a sighting laser for part alignment?
Sorry never got the email about you replying. I am talking about cutting and engraving with the laser. Then switching over to use an end mill.
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Re: Laser/Router Work Flow

Post by cnckeith »

yes, there are several ways to do this most all of them use the Work Coordinate System part zero positions. G54 for Mill, G55 for Laser.
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