Lasercutting Bigbox & the critical path to delivery

Discussion in 'BigBox General Chat' started by R Design, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2015
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    I've been wondering in the back of my head why the Lasercutting is so much on the critical path. (The desperate wait for the big laser and all that....)

    If the Laser's cutting at 10mm /second that's 1 metre every 100 seconds..... How many metres can there be in a BigBox? How long does it take to get one cut up? Why does the Big Laser make such a difference?

    Can anyone put me out of my misery?
  2. elmoret

    elmoret Administrator

    Mar 1, 2014
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    You can't run at 10mm/sec continuously, you have acceleration and deceleration for each line segment. There's also travel moves to consider, and waiting for fume evacuation at the end of the cut and then removing all the pieces. I'd bet a BigBox takes around 2 hours total.

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