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March 8, 2014

Arduino Based Z Axis Laser Cutter Controller

at 6:41 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks

 Arduino Based Z Axis Laser Cutter Controller


 Many laser machines have very crude table positioning for Z control. Martin Raynsford wanted to add some additional Z table control to his laser machine. An Arduino and some buttons are used to interface with the system to allow for some enhanced table height adjustment.

“The user pad has 4 buttons, one fast and one slow in either direction. If you push fast and slow at the same time the Z axis will datum in that direction, because the Z axis control system is now independent of the laser controller I’m able to adjust the Z height at any part of the program, this might not be the safest way of doing it but it’s pretty easy not to push the buttons while the laser is actually cutting. “