A little about me I’m AJ from Malaysia, I’ve just purchased a new laser which will be arriving in a couple of week’s time, I’m purchasing this machine as a new business venture (I’ll share more on this later).
My journey so far:- I have been reading about the K40 laser (on blogs, sites & forums) for about close to 6 months now and I was initially planning on getting the standard blue and white 3020 K40 40w machine (because of the expandability and ability to be moded to a bigger cutting area) but the local supplier that I am purchasing the machine from changed to the red and grey ones. I have instead opted to purchase the bigger brother, a 4040 50W
The nice thing about this machine is that it comes with a bigger bed compared to the 3020 and also with a motorised bed.
I have also done my due diligence on the machine and have ordered these following items:-
- A 10k ohm potentiometer
- A volt meter
- 6in inline duct fan
- LED strip lights
- Flow meter with a digital temperature gauge
- Interlock Switches
- 30mA analog amp meter
To be purchased (do let me know if i’ve missed out anything important)
- Flow Sensor
- A water pump (waiting to see if the stock pump is any good)
- A new set of switches
The other thing that I am looking to do in the near future is to replace the stock M2 board that comes with the machine because I would like to use the lightburn software, but looking at the cost (the Malaysian exchange rate sucks) going for a Ruida or Cohesion3D is going to cost me a kidney, hence I am leaning towards getting the Makerbase MKS DLC or MKS Robin, but for some strange reason there does not seem to be a lot of content and write-ups about the Makerbase boards being used with the K40 or other laser machines, if anyone has any experience with the Makerbase boards, I would appreciate some guidance.
Signing out for now, till my parts and machine arrives.