Hi Everyone, I hope this question fits here as the laser components also “hardware”…
As the title says I have a Red & Black Chinese 80W laser cutter I bought off of Amazon. Straight to the point, does anyone know where I can get new hinges for the thing that are identical (but hopefully better quality)?
After about 100 projects (I know from saved files) and therefore about 400 door openings - both of the black metal hinges sheared right in half! I was left holding the door attached by only the fairly strong gas pistons. Looks like bubbly crap metal casting, but I would expect a hinge to last 100k cycles or more. Temporarily I have disconnected the pistons, and made some handy-dandy duct tape hinges (and constant arm power to keep the door open).
So I tried reaching out to the seller for replacement parts, and its been crickets (no response). The machine didn’t come with a manual (let alone a drawing, BOM, etc.), so I don’t know the part and I can’t seem to find anything identical online, in discussions,or anywhere else.
So if you have a part number, vendor, extra set, or other information please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help!