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Authors L. Kangas
Status Designed
Completed 2018
Made? No
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In this page, an open-source LIBS-core scanner is described. LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) is a form of atomic emission spectroscopy where a low energy but high power density laser pulse is used to ablate a small amount of material and turn it into plasma. When cooling down, the excess energy is emitted as photons with discrete energy states. From this light the elemental composition of the sample can be determined.

All the .scad and .stl files will be shared as soon as they are printed and tested.

The design is based on and

Designer[edit | edit source]

Lasse Kangas, Aalto University, Department of Civil Engineering

Project[edit | edit source]

Concept[edit | edit source]

Mechanical Parts[edit | edit source]

  • 2 x MakerSlide - 25142-04 1800 mm
  • 1 x MakerSlide - 25142-03 1000 mm
  • 12 x Dual Bearing V-Wheel Kit - 25203-06
  • 3 x Standard Wheel Carriage Plate - 25200-01
  • 5400 mm 45x45 mm aluminium extrusion (Norcan)
  • 6 x Eccentric Spacer - 25195-01
  • Aluminum Spacers - 25312-13
  • Button Head Cap Screw - 25286-05
  • Plastic MXL Pulley - Dual Flange - 25204-02
  • MXL Belting - Open Ended - 25205-01

Printable Parts[edit | edit source]

  • Laser casing
  • Fiber holder
  • Optics holders
  • Steppermotor mounts
  • 3 x Belt braice to carriage

Electronics[edit | edit source]

  • Arduino Mega 2560 R3
  • Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino v2 kit - v2.3
  • SN754410 H-Bridge Motor Driver
  • Stepper motor - NEMA-17 size - 200 steps/rev, 12V 350mA
  • Optical Endstop Light Control Limit Switch for 3D Printer - RED
  • Power Source 5/12V

Estimated Costs[edit | edit source]

Frame and sliders:


Page data
Type Project
Keywords 3d printing, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, core scanner, drill, aluminum, arduino, marker slide
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Published 2018
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Aalto University
Language English (en)
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