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lasercutter2 [2019-03-20 22:05]
alfie [Guide for existing laser cutter users]
lasercutter2 [2019-06-14 14:40] (current)
DavidW [Recommended Settings]
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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 | 18 | 100 | Miron |
 +| 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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   * 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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 2018-09-22: 2018-09-22:
-  * Tube #2 (from Smoke and Mirrors) installed. All mirrors realigned to a reasonable (but not perfect) standard.+  * 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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