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JD40W Lasercutter: Air-Assist Upgrade - Compressor and Filters | by dvanzuijlekom
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JD40W Lasercutter: Air-Assist Upgrade - Compressor and Filters

SA007 built this Air-Assist upgrade for the JD40W Lasercutter from spare parts, junk and stuff laying around.

 

It works its magic by blowing a steady jet of air in the path of the laserbeam, cooling the project-to-be-cut (reducing the amount of collateral damage caused by the heat of the laser-beam) and blowing away smoke and vaporized materials (reducing nasty residue build-up on the project's surface area).

 

SA007 did a comparison with and without the Air-Assist jet, the results are awesome; the cuts are way more clean, as can be seen here.

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Taken on July 3, 2014