shackspace Infrastructure: Laser Exhaust Fix
The shackspace laser cutter had a bit of a suction problem. The low pressure side of the big air pump connecting the pump to the cutter was soft and unstable and fell in on itself when the pump was running.
I’ve replaced the tube with a big flexible clothing dryer tube and got an angle and reduction piece to connect the lower diameter high pressure side to the exhaust going out of the building.
With help of dritter I then mounted the pump itself on the underside of the laser cutter table to clean up the mess under the table a bit.
Works like a charm and suction power is greatly increased.