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    Default My 0.99 laser - Technifor marking system

    This Technifor TD410 system appeared on ebay recently, found when searching for galvanometers. Seems no-one else found it, so it's now mine for 99p (very roughly a dollar). I have the whole system including the stage enclosure and figured it might be worth trying to use it for what it was intended, so need to find some software. Does anyone know of open source software that could drive this thing?

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    ... BeamConstruct is not open source, but free - http://halaser.de/feature.php

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    Did you mean to post a link Martyn?

    Quote Originally Posted by NobleGas View Post
    This Technifor TD410 system appeared on ebay recently, found when searching for galvanometers. Seems no-one else found it, so it's now mine for 99p (very roughly a dollar). I have the whole system including the stage enclosure and figured it might be worth trying to use it for what it was intended, so need to find some software. Does anyone know of open source software that could drive this thing?
    Quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever, for any reason, anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”... Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    Did you mean to post a link Martyn?
    No I didn't Jem! This isn't for sale, if that's what you thought!

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    I think maybe we were looking for photos, or a link, or something, so we can see what you picked up! At least, I'd like to see...

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    I'll get some photos at the weekend, too dark in the store room at the moment.

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    ... is it the "open" type? - https://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory...c-parts-461821

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDX View Post
    ... is it the "open" type? - https://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory...c-parts-461821

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    It's that head and scanner, but mounted in an enclosure with a height adjustable table and a rotary table.

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    ... perfect! - now you need it only in working condition

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    Hi over there,
    I have a TD410 as well - from ebay as well. But mine was way more expensive. But still a bargain
    As I got told, they stopped to support the systems.

    But they are beautifully made and do not suffer the problems of watercooled tradional YAG systems, which often end up in a brown sea with swimming diode bars and mirrors in the sealed laser compartment...

    Here it is an optical bench with YAG crystal and Q-switch, which is mounted close to the scanner. The components are passively cooled witch a peltier cooler and fan each. Some uits habe an acrylic housing instead of the aluminium lid in the linkabove. So you can see the beauty.

    I first got in contact with a optical patch and scanner on a electronics flramarket and bought it for 100 bucks. Later got a complete system, made an offer becauae already had the Laserhead.

    The pumping diode is in the main controler 19 inch plugin. An also peltier cooled Jenoptik diode module. These blueones. I've got me a spare for about 200Euros from ebay. In there is a small embedded PC board. This is fed from the PC via RS232 - and feeds the scanner. I was happy that my system still includes the controller Pc with windows and software and manuals on it. The interlock discription in the manuel is horrible. Sombody translated it from french into english... There is no hardware dongle for the software.

    I will have to make my system running with the bulk engraving servos again anyway. So I have to tinker with it again in the winter. So if you ..

    So - nice system for engraving. Congratulations.

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