Epilog Laser Modules

Laser module

A couple months ago I had to replace the laser tube/driver on my 35W Epilog Mini-18.  It had slowly been losing cutting power for a few weeks before I had to get it replaced because I simply couldn't limp it along any more. I snapped a couple pics of the laser module before sending it back to Epilog to swap it out for a fresh one:

The entire module is housed in a big aluminum block and sits under 4 fans on the cutter for cooling.

The whole thing appears to be powered off the main 48v power supply and it connects to the motherboard via a standard Cat-5 patch cable.

Laser module

On the opposite end you can see the laser pointer module, used to adjust the optics and help you position the laser home position. Overall, these modules seem pretty well designed and pretty convenient if you're building a laser cutter. I'd love to be able to find laser module setups similar to this (air cooled, metal reflector tube, integrated visible laser pointer, integrated driver electronics) for a DIY laser cutter!



One Response to “Epilog Laser Modules”

  1. Venkatesh says:

    I crop my photos on my 12 triemmr or my personal triemmr (from Creative Memories). The personal triemmr is just for photos. Here’s a link to show you: (Creative Memories is a direct sales company and you buy through a consultant)For doing tags, you can use the 12 triemmr, scissors or buy a template for tags. For templates, there are a couple of options. You can get one that you trace the image and then cut. Or you can get a Coluzzle. The Coluzzle is a type of swivelling exacto knife that sits in a template and cuts the image out. You can get a lot of different templates (circles, ovals, squares, hearts, tags, alphabets ). You get the starter with knife, cutting mat and a template or two to get you started. You add what templates you like.There are different scissors in different sizes. Depending on need, you can get smaller ones for small shapes with a 2-4 blade. Of course, scissors have tons of uses but can be hard to cut straight if you don’t have a line to follow. I also cut uphill .There are a ton of options out there. You can get machines that cut a lot of shapes, a machine to punch out shapes and the list goes on. Those are a big investment though. If you just want to do photos, start with basic stuff and go from there.Hope this helps you some! P.S. If you edit your question to say specifically what shapes you have had trouble with, perhaps we can give more exact advice.

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