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Rotary Laser

I have had an X carve for just about a year and just bought a 3d printer the other day, my (94 year old) dad inquired about a laser to engrave the pens that he makes anyone have any suggestions? because they are cylindrical I would like something with a rotary axis. looking for something sub 3000.00 either stand alone or something ii can integrate to my x carve.

search e-bay there are many K40 laser with rotary attachments. they would be as cheap as adding a laser to your x-carve and you would have to leave an axis off the x-carve to control a rotary with the stock controller. It will only control three axis. you would need a DSP controller or similar and by the time you upgraded your x-carve you could just buy a dedicated laser.

K-40 systems from china are cheap and work well.

thanks for the help this forum has always been a great source of info for my cnc adventure.

That might do the trick Ill for sure look into it thank you