Part 5 – Tube Mounts & Mirrors

In this video I continue the Laser Build by installing the Laser Tube Mounts, and the Mirror mounts. I also install the stepper motors to the mounts on the X&Y Axis.
The mechanical parts I am using for this build are from Cloudray Laser https://www.cloudraylaser.com .

The Gas lift struts I ordered from AliExpress here (TYPE-L) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/kLLwji4C

The stepper motors I use are Leadshine 573S15-L and 573S09-L (Click Image Links Below For More Info)

AliExpress.com Product – Cloudray Leadshine 3 phase Stepper Motor 573S15 573S15-L for NEMA23 5.8A length 76mm Shaft 8mm

AliExpress.com Product – Cloudray Leadshine 3 Phase Stepper Motor 573S09-L-18 for NEMA23 3.5A Length 50mm Shaft 6.35mm

The Mechanical parts I used are from Cloudray – This set below is for the size I am building 1300x900mm cutting area. It comes with all mechanical components, laser lens head, mirror mounts, tube mounts stepper motor mounts, axis rails and timing belt.

AliExpress.com Product – Cloudray Mechanical Parts Set 1300*900mm Inner Sliding Rails Kits Spare Parts for DIY 1390 CO2 Laser Engraving Cutting Machine

Amazon Links.
Cloudray Single Head Linear Guides Complete Set 6040 Incl. Stepper Motor and Driver for CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter DIY – https://amzn.to/2SJ8PiQ

Cloudray Mechanical Parts Set Inner Sliding Rails Kit – https://amzn.to/2XBYzK6

Cloudray Laser Power Supply – https://amzn.to/2LH9uzP

CO2 Laser Tube Holders – https://amzn.to/2XynrXX

Thanks for Visiting.
Until next time, take care
Cheers Matthew

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Part 4 – Continuation of Machine Enclosure

Building your own Co2 Laser can be challenging. In this video I continue the enclosure build and mount the X&Y Axis rails. I also preview some of the components I will be installing in future videos for this build..
The mechanical parts I am using for this build are from Cloudray Laser https://www.cloudraylaser.com

The Aluminium T Slot I purchased from http://www.mkalu.com

The 1.6mm Aluminium Sheet I Purchased on ebay From : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338571324&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2FAluminium-Sheets-Flat-2400-x-1200-x1-6mm-mill-finish%2F113673695552

More Info and Product Information I Use for This Build Can be found on my Website Here – https://mwlaser.com.au/diy-laser-build/

Note: This will be continually added to throughout the build so check back Regularly for Updates.

Cloudray Mechanical Parts Set Inner Sliding Rails Kit – https://amzn.to/2XBYzK6

Cloudray Laser Power Supply – https://amzn.to/2LH9uzP

10600nm Laser Safety Goggles – https://amzn.to/2XCXpCE

Cloudray Lift Metal Parts with Stepper Motor and Motor Driver – https://amzn.to/2XzHQMd

CO2 Laser Tube Holders – https://amzn.to/2XynrXX

Cloudray CR35 + CR45 Laser Tube – https://amzn.to/2XzzF2k

RECI Laser Tubes – https://amzn.to/2xDPLbZ

Red Mushroom Emergency Stop Button – https://amzn.to/2xCwGa5

TROCEN AWC708S Controller – https://amzn.to/2xHkYuI

RIUDA RDC6442 Controller – https://amzn.to/2YETqSJ

The Aluminium Sheet Cutter I used was purchased off eBay : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338571324&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2FMetal-Sheet-Shear-Electric-Nibbler-Scissor-Cutter-500W-Corded-2-5mm-Capacity%2F123505395524%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT%26_trksid%3Dp2057872.m2749.l2649

3030 Cast Angle Brackets also off eBay : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338571324&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F5X-10-pcs-3030-2-Hole-Strong-Inside-Corner-Bracket-Gusset-for-Series-AluminumS4%2F302967503097%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT%26_trksid%3Dp2057872.m2749.l2649

As well as a bulk bag of Sliding t-Slot nuts for the 3030 profile : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338571324&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F5X-50PCS-M5-Hammer-Nut-Aluminum-Connector-T-Fastener-Sliding-Nickel-Plated-CaT3%2F302967503156%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT%26_trksid%3Dp2057872.m2749.l2649

Thanks for Visiting.
Until next time, take care
Cheers Matthew
Check Back Soon For More Information.

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Part 3 – Axis Rail Guide Assembly

I apologise I am still trying to get this information together for you. I will update more here soon.

I got the Inner Rails due to budget for this build, and they should be good for the main work I do which is engraving, but also cutting out signs.  I’m not running my woodworking machines so dust should not be a problem for me.  I also aim to make the machine enclosure to prevent dust entering the rail guides, and will be maintaining regularly like I do with my current machine.

The 3 styles of Rail Guides are

  • Inner Sliding Rails – where the bearings run along the inside of a channel
  • Outer Sliding Rails – bearings run outside the rail’s edge. and
  • Linear Guide Rails – a Steel guide along the axis keeps axis movement precise.

These are available on Cloudray’s Website or their eBay store

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338570371&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fm.html%3F_ssn%3Dcloudray-laser%26LH_PrefLoc%3D%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3DRAILS%26_sacat%3D0

The eBay listings have all dimensions and more information on these rail guides.

I have included some of these below.

Also Note: this website and information will be moving to my new domain soon https://mwlaser.com.au/ so if you bookmarked this page you may want to check my new domain in the coming weeks for the new link.

Cheers Matt.

CNC Laser Machine Frame

This Frame is still a work in progress so I will continue to add to this list until the project is completed.

–> DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THE PLAN I STARTED WITH – https://mwlaser.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Frame5a.pdf

In my video

I show the design software (https://www.framexpert.com/) I used to create a plan and cutting list for the chosen material for the frame of my machine 3030 Profile Aluminium Extrusion T-Slot. 

I sourced mine here in Australia from (http://www.mkalu.com/). I ordered Bolts, T-Slot Nuts and Brackets from MK Aluminium (you can order in Australia via eBay from MK Aluminium – https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/kunyuwa0/m.html )

I didn’t purchase enough nuts and bolts, so I also purchased extra bolts and T-Slot nuts online, below.

I purchased additional M5 Bolts and Castors from The Fastener Factory

I needed more corner angle brackets and found them a bit cheaper to order online.

  • I ordered these Aluminium Profile Corner Bracket, 3030 Series L Shape Right Angle Connector, for Standard 8mm Slot Aluminium Extrusion Profile – https://amzn.to/2la1zQj 
  • I used mostly 3030 profile there are a lot of different connections available to suit your needs – https://amzn.to/2ldP9XL 

Estimated Summary of Expenses

3030 Profile 39 MetersAUD $585
Bolts & Nuts150 pieces EachAUD $95
Angle Brackets120 piecesAUD $180
5″ Castor Wheels4 with BrakeAUD $40



DIY Laser Build – Part 1 – Planning & Design

G’day Welcome, This is going to be a page I update regularly during the DIY Build of my CNC Laser Machine.  Check back regularly as I update and provide as much info as I can about the parts and prices for the build.

Something to note is that the machine I am building has a cutting area of 1300x900mm and this is larger than most people may want or need.  So you will need to consider this when price estimating for your own build.

Main Components from Cloudray Laser: (See Part 8 For a Full List of Parts & Prices For My Build)