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by Mike
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: New user with 3040 Laser 5.3
Replies: 22
Views: 6689

Re: New user with 3040 Laser 5.3

what is the size of your focus tool, there are two size blocks shown in the manuals. if its 62mm you have to align it with the top of the aluminuim flat plate that the laser head is attached too. if it 42 then it is aligned with the knurled part on the laser head. It took me a couple of weeks to fig...
by Mike
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Laser sporadic engraving

Thanks Dave, Really appreciate your help
by Mike
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Laser sporadic engraving

Mine was arcing about 1", when I managed to get the laser to fire.
I have that old burnt out tube that I could steel the silicon tubing off

the cathode side didnt arc, so I take it that is connected direct to ground?
by Mike
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Laser sporadic engraving

Also just to add the croc clips did not work well on mine, Dave have you got a big sleeve to insulate the clips. I had some arcing so went back to the solder method with lots of insulation.
by Mike
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Laser sporadic engraving

Heres an update. I came to use the machine again and found that the laser wasn’t firing at all… gutted! So I redid all the laser tube connections, tried the croc clips too, still the laser did not fire. So I replaced the laser tube with a brand new one, Still the laser tube did not fire… more gutted...
by Mike
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Laser sporadic engraving

Its never the same place, I need to try a more simple shape in different sizes.

the tube I have has soldered connections on it, what does the plug look like, As I may try and get some of those instead?
by Mike
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser sporadic engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Laser sporadic engraving

Its me again photo below shows my issue, just started yesterday, when engraving it seems to miss out lines, not always the same thickness and not always in the same position, its sporadic which makes it really hard to fault find. I am thinking its maybe a poor connection on the tube, just wondering ...
by Mike
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Useful Information Quick reference
Topic: Quick Tip / Acrylic scratches
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

Re: Quick Tip / Acrylic scratches

Cool thanks for the tip, I no doubt will need this one day
by Mike
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Newbie with a 3020
Replies: 99
Views: 35557

Re: Newbie with a 3020

That lens will likely be very sooty if you haven’t had the air on, consider yourself lucky if your belts and rollers haven’t distorted due to the flame heat. On my machine the power to the water pump originally came from a socket on the machine, to run the water continuously fit a standard UK plug a...
by Mike
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: paint

I have used several spray paints the ones that worked the best were the enamal spray paints from homebase. not sure about fumes but I am sure it can't be good.