Got a sweet deal on an industrial laser!

I got a really good deal on a functional industrial laser marking system on eBay. It is a VideoJet 3120 10 W laser that uses galvanometers to direct the laser beam. This makes it really fast. This leaser is typically used in assembly lines to mark expiration dates and batch numbers on products. It is capable of marking 1,200 characters per second!

The one problem is the working area (maximum size area it can mark) is slightly less than 2″ x 2″. I’ll play with it for a while and eventually trade it in for some other shiny toy.

Never mind all of the weed abatement equipment in the background; ’tis the season.

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