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    Quote Originally Posted by Novakon View Post
    Hi Steve,

    Nothing that I am aware of is approved in the west without special testing. Most often it is approved in Europe in part, but not as a whole system. I am looking into this and will get an answer soon. I might be surprised.

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    It looks like it is CE only and means nothing in the West...

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    The first lasers are on their way. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

    Very clean and very well designed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novakon View Post
    It looks like it is CE only and means nothing in the West...
    Thanks for the update John. I was think us using this in a business and I do think it would need one of the certification marks that the ESA recognizes.

    https://www.esasafe.com/electricalproducts/marks

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    Here is a Bodor video of the laser I purchased from Novakon.





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    MichaleHenry
    Here is a video of the Bodor 40 watt mini laser in action.
    It seems from what I can see is that Bodor carries the quality and materials they use on the big commercial machines down to the smaller units like ours.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ram48 View Post
    MichaleHenry
    Here is a video of the Bodor 40 watt mini laser in action.
    It seems from what I can see is that Bodor carries the quality and materials they use on the big commercial machines down to the smaller units like ours.
    Thanks for that link on the Bodor Mini. Does anyone know which, if any, of the Bodor CO2 lasers can do 3D engraving?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post
    Thanks for that link on the Bodor Mini. Does anyone know which, if any, of the Bodor CO2 lasers can do 3D engraving?
    Michale
    It is my understanding ( and I am still a total newb) that a 3d engraving operation is software driven using layers and altering the laser Power and speed between layers.
    If you research RDworks videos there is a fellow from england named Russ that has a great series of video tutorials and how to's regarding the RD works software, it seems quite robust for a free included package.
    here is a link to save you the search





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    Ram98 - my understanding is that 3D engraving requires a power supply whose output can be varied continuously and fairly rapidly but that's just an inference. From what I've read, 3D engraving is not necessarily a standard laser feature and the generic K40 lasers are not 3D-capable as shipped. Still learning though, and hoping somebody hear knows for certain.



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    MichaelHenry you are correct in your understanding that a higher-powered laser tube will create a better 3D engraving. The Bodor 110w laser machines that Novakon is selling can do 3D engraving. The supplied RDWorks software allows you to use up to 256 shades of grey to create a bit mapped image. You enter a minimum and maximum power setting for the image. The RDWorks software than assigns an individual power level to each shade of grey that is in the image. The lighter pixels are assigned a lower power level and the darker pixels are assigned a higher power level. In other words, an image with sixteen shades of grey would have sixteen different laser power settings equally divided between the minimum and maximum power levels entered into the RDWorks software program.

    The quality of the 3D engraving can vary greatly depending on the material being engraved. A 3D image engraved in MDF is usually poor quality. Different types of wood provide varying levels of quality. Search YouTube for videos relating to 3D laser engraving to obtain more information on this subject.



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    Default Re: Novakon Laser Cutter!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve303 View Post
    Thanks for the update John. I was think us using this in a business and I do think it would need one of the certification marks that the ESA recognizes.

    https://www.esasafe.com/electricalproducts/marks

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    Hi Steve,

    Depending on the application and where you want to install this, you can get a waiver for certain situations. I have seen this done with our mills. Having authority to connect to the grid is different than OSHA safety requirements. If it is just legally connecting to the grid, check with your local electrical contractor for the details. As far as I know, the lasers in this price range are not made in the USA and probably don't have any certifications.

    If the application is a school or a government connection, it is more difficult to get approved but UL point of installation can be purchased. If it is for your own business startup, it much simpler, practically nonexistent.

    Maybe this will help you in your research.

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    FWIW, I used to work in a US government lab which got instruments from all over the world. Not infrequently, the equipment was not NRTL-listed so it had to be inspected by laboratory personnel that were trained and approved to do the inspections. That wasn't a huge deal and inspections frequently took a few hours or less. Perhaps Steve's employer has a similar program.



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    Hi John
    Nice looking machine. I see it has a Reci tube. Does it also have a Reci "P" 'intelligent' power supply or is it a "DY" series? the DSP looks very similar to one I have although slightly different.
    Im going to send you an email. I need to talk with you about a reci tube... Im in need of a little help.

    remember anderson....?

    Cheers! Rich



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