We have a decent sized 50 W china laser in our local makerspace with the typical honeycomb bed to lay your materials on.
I’ve been doing improvised setups to place my materials inside reproducably, but mostly this has been done with cutoffs. Also to level them up to not get reflections on acrylic and provide enough access for suction for fumes.
Anyone got a recommendation for a jig that:
- Is fairly easy and cheap to diy
- withstands a few cuts meant for 5 mm wood or acrylic
- doesn’t introduce reflection hazards
- elevates the material at least a few mm and leaves room for cutouts and multiple stabilisation spots
- allows for a repeatable and square placement of materials (down to about a mm)
I was thinking along the line of some square-contraption that I can fixate on top of the current bed at a right angle + some pegs to elevate and support the material, both made from matte aluminum square tubes.