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lasercutter2 [2018-08-03 17:07]
tim
lasercutter2 [2019-07-21 21:59] (current)
mirza [Nozzle moves but doesn't cut]
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 ====== Laser Cutter #2 ====== ====== Laser Cutter #2 ======
  
-NOT YET IN SERVICE. ​TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE USE.\\ +TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE USE.\\ 
-(Note: ​access ​is enabled for people who are preparing the cutter for general use+(Note: ​Access control ​is ad-hoc, Ask someone to add you after you have received a walkthrough.
  
 Model JD90125\\ Model JD90125\\
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 +
 +===== Recommended Settings =====
 +Please add your own preferred settings here, but do not edit the existing entries. If you believe a setting is inappropriate,​ use strikeout and add a new entry with your corrections. Add your name to the notes so that other users can make an informed decision where there is a conflict of recommendations.
 +
 +The test were done in the centre of the cutting bed.
 +
 +^ Material ^ Cut Speed ^ Cut Power ^ Notes ^
 +| Acrylic 1mm | 30 | 40 | Miron |
 +| Acrylic 2mm | 28 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Acrylic 3mm | <​del>​18</​del>​ 17 | 100 | Miron, David(18 wasn't fully cutting) |
 +| Acrylic 4mm | 15 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Acrylic 5mm | 12 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Acrylic 8mm | 4 | 100 | David |
 +| Acrylic 10mm | 3 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Ply 3mm | <​del>​30</​del>​ 20 | 100 | <​del>​Miron</​del>​ Simon |
 +| Ply 4mm | 20 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Ply 6mm | 9 | 100 | Miron |
 +| MDF 2mm | 30 | 100 | Miron |
 +| MDF 3mm | 22 | 100 | Miron |
 +| MDF 4mm | 16 | 100 | Miron |
 +| MDF 6mm | 10 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Paper |  |  |  |
 +| Card |  |  |  |
 +| Engraving Laminate 1.5mm | 50 | 100 | Miron |
 +| Engraving Laminate 3mm |  |  |  |
 +
 +^ Material ^ Engrave Speed ^ (Range of) Engrave Power ^ Notes ^
 +| Acrylic |  |  |  |
 +| Ply |  |  |  |
 +| MDF |  |  |  |
 +| Laminate |  |  |  |
 +
 +Minimum power setting for the laser to turn on: 19
  
 ===== To Do ===== ===== To Do =====
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   * <​del>​Upgrade cutter-to-blower duct to PU or semi-flexible aluminium 150mm. **ACTION: MIKE**   * <​del>​Upgrade cutter-to-blower duct to PU or semi-flexible aluminium 150mm. **ACTION: MIKE**
 </​del>​ </​del>​
-  * Install ducts to roof and upgrade blower, to avoid releasing fumes onto courtyard users. **ACTION: ​AL, TO LIAISE WITH SUMMERHALL**+  * Install ducts to roof and upgrade blower, to avoid releasing fumes onto courtyard users. **ACTION: ​PETE**
   * <​del>​Install LED lighting. **ACTION: ALFIE**</​del>​   * <​del>​Install LED lighting. **ACTION: ALFIE**</​del>​
   * Replace broken acrylic cover on front-loading slot.   * Replace broken acrylic cover on front-loading slot.
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   * The air assist is adjustable. Always make sure that it's enabled (on the top control panel) and that the valve (on the right hand side) is open. It's okay to reduce the air assist for delicate materials like paper, but there should always be **some** air flow enabled to protect the lens.   * The air assist is adjustable. Always make sure that it's enabled (on the top control panel) and that the valve (on the right hand side) is open. It's okay to reduce the air assist for delicate materials like paper, but there should always be **some** air flow enabled to protect the lens.
   * <​del>​The window is clear. This should absorb the infra-red laser, but it doesn'​t block much of the visible flash when the laser hits the honeycomb bed. So **don'​t stare directly at the cutting point**.</​del>​   * <​del>​The window is clear. This should absorb the infra-red laser, but it doesn'​t block much of the visible flash when the laser hits the honeycomb bed. So **don'​t stare directly at the cutting point**.</​del>​
-  * The window is **tinted as all hell**. This should absorb the infra-red laserand also absorbs literally all other light in the laser. ​You are encouraged to stare directly at the cutting point+  * The window is **tinted as all hell**. This should absorb the infra-red laser and most of the light from the laser. ​Emphasis on the **should**.
 ===== Checklists ===== ===== Checklists =====
  
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   * position the material on the bed and move the nozzle over the material   * position the material on the bed and move the nozzle over the material
-  * release the locking ring on the nozzle+  * release the locking ring on the nozzle ​(turn {{img_20190528_203219_01.jpg?​linkonly|locking ring}} clockwise)
   * place the 12mm focus jig between the nozzle and the material, and lower the nozzle down to touch it   * place the 12mm focus jig between the nozzle and the material, and lower the nozzle down to touch it
     * if there isn't enough available movement of the nozzle, **remove the jig**, adjust the Z axis and try again     * if there isn't enough available movement of the nozzle, **remove the jig**, adjust the Z axis and try again
-  * re-secure the nozzle and remove the jig+  * re-secure the nozzle and remove the jig (turn {{img_20190528_203219_01.jpg?​linkonly|locking ring}} anti-clockwise)
   * check that the air assist is switched on and that the valve on the right-hand side is fully open   * check that the air assist is switched on and that the valve on the right-hand side is fully open
     * the air assist may be reduced for delicate materials such as paper and card, but some air should be kept on to protect the lens from smoke     * the air assist may be reduced for delicate materials such as paper and card, but some air should be kept on to protect the lens from smoke
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   * check that the rear access panel (laser power supply) is closed properly   * check that the rear access panel (laser power supply) is closed properly
   * check that the access controller is logged-in   * check that the access controller is logged-in
 +
 +==== Nozzle quickly "​jumps"​ and looses alignment while moving between cuts ====
 +In LaserCut 5.3, File>​Machine Options>​Worktable
 +Make sure "Quick speed" is set to a sensible value like 300, work-acc to 500 and space-acc to 500
  
 ==== Nozzle moves but doesn'​t cut ==== ==== Nozzle moves but doesn'​t cut ====
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   * The bed level was checked and it's within 1mm all over. The axes were checked and they'​re within ~0.2mm over ~200mm.   * The bed level was checked and it's within 1mm all over. The axes were checked and they'​re within ~0.2mm over ~200mm.
 +
 +2018-09-22:
 +  * Tube #2 (from Smoke and Mirrors) installed. All mirrors realigned to a reasonable (but not perfect) standard. Power level set to 33%.
  
 ===== Other Specifications (for maintenance) =====  ===== Other Specifications (for maintenance) ===== 
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