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by Daven
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Laser strength going?
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Laser strength going?

If it cuts ok in one place on the bed but not another it is more likely the mirror alignment but the fact it is running out of power in the same place sounds more like it is overheating - check water supply is ok and the flow is ok - the flow sensors do sometimes stick and allow the laser to fire wi...
by Daven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Cutting Acrylic and Laser ply - width of cutting beam
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Cutting Acrylic and Laser ply - width of cutting beam

LaserScript 'Offset curve' does the same but only on the objects you select - it will change the new offset objects to a new colour so you can turn off the new colour and delete the old and switch the new colour back on. Beam diameter can depend on many factors and the beam is a cone shape so the wa...
by Daven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Cutting Acrylic and Laser ply - width of cutting beam
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Cutting Acrylic and Laser ply - width of cutting beam

3.3mm is a loose fit normally - depends on the brand - Perspex and Amari are normally better than other makes. Due to the difference friction fit can be hard unless you fettle the slot with a file

0.25 offset will give .5mm

Best
Dave
by Daven
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Useful Information Quick reference
Topic: Material Supplies
Replies: 31
Views: 38073

Re: Material Supplies

Thanks Kirsty - yes I have used them in the past and found them good. SLEC is still may go to supplier for ply though ;)

Best
Dave
by Daven
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Settings for acrylic.
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Re: Settings for acrylic.

Hi Gordon,
I raise acrylic of the bed and use speed of around 33mm/s at 64% for 3mm and speed of 11mm/s for 5mm.
Best
Dave
by Daven
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Mac USB connection issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Mac USB connection issue

Best Call HPC to be honest ;)
Best
Dave
by Daven
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Lasercut 5.3 Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3368

Re: Lasercut 5.3 Issue

It can be annoying but you get used to it - you may be able just to change a layer colour (that's what I do most of the time)- not sure if it is an issue in the drawing, the software or the board to be honest. ;)

Best
Dave
by Daven
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Lasercut 5.3 Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3368

Re: Lasercut 5.3 Issue

Feel for you - been there myself ;)
Best
Dave
by Daven
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Lasercut 5.3 Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3368

Re: Lasercut 5.3 Issue

There is a strange bug - open the file and save as a different name - change a colour of a layer (but keep the same settings) and chances are it will be ok ;)

Best
Dave
by Daven
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Settings for acrylic.
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Re: Settings for acrylic.

What power machine?

Engraving depends how deep you need it - 350 at say 35% with 300dpi (see scan gap settings) is a good place to start

Best
Dave