The week before last, our trusty laser engraver went on-strike from frequent use.  The motor that moves the laser head left & right froze-up.  The motor would have cost almost $200 to replace, but lab staff Chris found that the motor was serviceable.  He purchased a replacement bearing (under $2), disassembled the motor, removed the frozen bearing, then carefully reassembled it.  It was quite a delicate operation with arranging the brushes and springs inside!  We are so thankful to Chris for getting our laser engraver back online.  He’s an interesting fellow and is into drones, laser engraving, and other R/C planes; stop-by the 3D Lab on a Saturday morning to chat with him.

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