Laser Machine Maintenance: Mirrors, Lenses & More (2018)

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A full, easy to understand explanation of how to maintain and clean your laser machine, mirrors and lenses.

Find out what to clean, when and how often to keep your Laser machine in top condition.

The .dxf file for the lens holder shown in the video can be downloaded here: http://thinklaser.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lens-Holder.dxf

Welcome to the 44th in our series of videos that aim to teach you how to use a laser cutter.

In this video, Russ Explains how best to maintain your laser cutting and engraving machine to ensure optimum performance and maximise the life of your machine.

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Presented by Russ from Sarbar Multimedia (https://www.youtube.com/user/SarbarMu…) and using Thinklaser’s Lightblade 4060 – 60 watt flatbed laser system you will be taken in easy stages through
– Machine Set-up,
– Use of the RDWorks Software,
– Maintenance and Alignment
– Troubleshooting
– Building projects
– Laser Safety
– Laser theory
– Laser Cutting
– Laser Engraving
– Materials
– Hints and Tips

If you are new to the world of lasers and are thinking of dipping your toe in the water and purchasing your first laser machine, check out these videos to determine it’s right for you and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting you.

Even if you are a seasoned laser user, we’re sure there will be something in this series that will catch your interest, particularly if you are a user of the RDWorks software.
No matter what brand of laser system you currently own, many of the topics to be covered will be of direct interest.

If you are currently in the market for a laser system, please get in touch and ask about our Lightblade range.

Lightblade 3040 – 40 watts (300 x 400mm working area)
Lightblade 3040 – 60 watts (300 x 400mm working area)
Lightblade 4060 – 40 watts (400 x 600mm working area)
Lightblade 4060 – 60 watts (400 x 600mm working area)
Lightblade 6090 – 60 watts (600 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 6090 – 80 watts (600 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 6090 – 100 watts (600 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1290 – 60 watts (1200 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1290 – 80 watts (1200 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1290 – 100 watts (1200 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1290 – 130 watts (1200 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1290 – 150 watts (1200 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1490 – 60 watts (1400 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1490 – 80 watts (1400 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1490 – 100 watts (1400 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1490 – 130 watts (1400 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1490 – 150 watts (1400 x 900mm working area)
Lightblade 1610 – 60 watts (1200 x 1000mm working area)
Lightblade 1610 – 80 watts (1600 x 1000mm working area)
Lightblade 1610 – 100 watts (1600 x 1000mm working area)
Lightblade 1610 – 130 watts (1600 x 1000mm working area)
Lightblade 1610 – 150 watts (1600 x 1000mm working area)

Optional pass-through port available

If you need something bigger, specials are available up to 1500 x 3000mm bed size.

EFR & Reci tubes used

Finance Available

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Comments

Cti Net says:

Good afternoon, I'm from Brazil, congratulations on the video, another subscriber.

Jonathan King says:

Is there any chance or problem with cross contamination by dipping the the cleaning cotton ball back into the alcohol? Also, since alcohol is fairly cheap in the USA, so could I dip and soak the lens? This was such a great video and so informative. I am trying to buy my first machine used and will watch this video a couple times if I get it because I really had no idea how to clean and maintain the machine. I am buying my machine used so it probably has problems, but now I know what to look for and what to use to clean it. Thank you so very much. I have a much greater understanding about these machines.

zawilious says:

So for the tube window lens , we can only use isopropyl alcohol ?

Pan European ST1300 Rider says:

Hev yoo spent a lot o' yer life near Lowstuff bor?

I do like watching your videos; saved me a lot of time and no doubt money too that would have been spent figuring stuff out for myself.

Ken Troy says:

Been watching a lot of your programs, but I have a major problem. when I push the x and y button on my control pane it is like an automatic, it starts from the back and just keep on going to the front, the same when I press the side arrows, it does not stop, can you please tell what the problem and how can I fix it? thanking you. Ken from Brisbane

invaziq says:

Great video, so thankful, now I can cut again without a llot of power.. : )

Brijesh Vishwakarma says:

Pls say about lens price anyone

Jeremy Kush says:

It seems the link for your lens holder no longer works. Is there a new link available, by chance, please?

I Love Aviation - Burger Club - always open. says:

Your videos are the best I could find so far in the world weired web of incompetence with megaphones 🤣. Very nice. Exactly the detail level needed, no useless boring philosophies just straight forward good info. Carry on. Many will thank you. Very British.

Tasha Riggins says:

Hi! My estop has malfunctioned so you have any advice on how to repair?

BradBots says:

Is there a more accessible product like the whatman 105 lens tissues I can find in smaller quantities? Perhaps a type of product I should be looking for?

I Love Aviation - Burger Club - always open. says:

Do you think it helps putting some air nozzles to the mirrors to keep away condensates?

I Love Aviation - Burger Club - always open. says:

Do you worry about dust? Those ChiLasers offer no sealings but hundreds of doors at the cabinet…

I Love Aviation - Burger Club - always open. says:

A very good video for all those hans on makers digging into highly physical machines like lasers. First time I heard one telling that mirrors and lenses might be burnt in by condensates. Thumbs up. You do a good job for those non technicians to releaf their creativity.

Thomas Wozak says:

thanks Russ, great as allways!

daviddth99 says:

Great video, thanks. The only thing that made me cringe was spraying your dry lubricant in the laser area, especially after you have cleaned your mirrors and lenses.

Katrina Schmitt says:

you said something that I can't figure out what you meant. to clean the class directly from the laser head itself, use nothing or what to clean it.. acetone or alcohol?

Sai Tech Thirukovilur says:

Hi friends I am lakshmanan I have C02 100w laser machine now my laser tube is more then dust apear so how can I clean it my whatsApp is +91 9787155084 pls help me

jay j says:

Can I use any lense cleaning tissue ? Or does it have to be specific for co2 laser

Jack Flash says:

Acetone destroys ABS plastic.
Use caution when cleaning plastic parts such as nozzles

Bryan Cope says:

Only thing I would add is regular alignment check. Just a soft test at the cutting head to be sure everything is still skookem and tuned.

thetinman1001 says:

Hi Russ. I am trying to find the DXF file for the lens holder without any success. The site link that was included with this video is no longer valid. Any change you ca assist me here and point me in the proper direction?
Thanks
Tim

jay j says:

Where do you buy this cleaning kit? So its not necessary to remove mirrors for the cleaning process? so I don't have to realign them,
Cheers Jason

SeanChYT says:

What purity of IPA is that? I tried to google the Servisol IPA 170 product but found no clear answer. I have some 99% IPA on hand, if that is suitable.

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