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lasercutter2 [2019-05-14 11:31]
mirza [Recommended Settings]
lasercutter2 [2019-07-23 22:46] (current)
mirza [Recommended Settings]
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 TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE USE.\\ TRAINING REQUIRED BEFORE USE.\\
 (Note: Access control is ad-hoc, Ask someone to add you after you have received a walkthrough.) ​ (Note: Access control is ad-hoc, Ask someone to add you after you have received a walkthrough.) ​
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-HOURS OF USE ARE LIMITED TO **8PM-8AM** UNTIL ADDITIONAL FUME EXTRACTION HAS BEEN INSTALLED. 
  
 Model JD90125\\ Model JD90125\\
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 | Acrylic 1mm | 30 | 40 | Miron | | Acrylic 1mm | 30 | 40 | Miron |
 | Acrylic 2mm | 28 | 100 | Miron | | Acrylic 2mm | 28 | 100 | Miron |
-| Acrylic 3mm | 18 | 100 | Miron |+| Acrylic 3mm | 17 | 100 | David |
 | Acrylic 4mm | 15 | 100 | Miron | | Acrylic 4mm | 15 | 100 | Miron |
 | Acrylic 5mm | 12 | 100 | Miron | | Acrylic 5mm | 12 | 100 | Miron |
-| Acrylic 8mm |    |+| Acrylic 8mm | 100 David |
 | Acrylic 10mm | 3 | 100 | Miron | | Acrylic 10mm | 3 | 100 | Miron |
-| Ply 3mm | <​del>​30</​del>​ 25 | 100 | Miron |+| Ply 3mm | 20 | 100 | Simon |
 | Ply 4mm | 20 | 100 | Miron | | Ply 4mm | 20 | 100 | Miron |
 | Ply 6mm | 9 | 100 | Miron | | Ply 6mm | 9 | 100 | Miron |
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 | Engraving Laminate 3mm |  |  |  | | Engraving Laminate 3mm |  |  |  |
  
-^ Material ^ Engrave Speed ^ (Range of) Engrave Power ^ Notes ^ +^ Material ^ Engrave Speed ^ Engrave Power ^ Notes ^ 
-| Acrylic |    +| Acrylic | 350 50 Miron 
-| Ply |    +| Ply | 350 50 Miron 
-| MDF |    +| MDF | 350 50 Miron 
-| Laminate |    |+| Laminate | 350 50 Miron |
  
 Minimum power setting for the laser to turn on: 19 Minimum power setting for the laser to turn on: 19
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   * <​del>​Clean laser tube water channels</​del>​   * <​del>​Clean laser tube water channels</​del>​
   * <​del>​Test optical power output and calibrate to a sensible maximum (e.g. 66% of peak rating)</​del>​   * <​del>​Test optical power output and calibrate to a sensible maximum (e.g. 66% of peak rating)</​del>​
-  * Create chart of power/speed settings for common materials (as a basic rule, multiply speeds from the old chart by 3x) +  * <del>Create chart of power/speed settings for common materials (as a basic rule, multiply speeds from the old chart by 3x)</​del>​
-    * Ply ✔ +
-    * MDF ✘ +
-    * Acrylic ✘+
   * <​del>​Documentation for existing laser cutter users</​del>​   * <​del>​Documentation for existing laser cutter users</​del>​
   * Update docs:   * Update docs:
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   * <​del>​Fit extraction duct mountings on right-hand access door (order delayed, re-sent 10th April)   * <​del>​Fit extraction duct mountings on right-hand access door (order delayed, re-sent 10th April)
 </​del>​ </​del>​
-  * Create spare focus jigs (requires 12mm acrylic, or a new design)+  * <del>Create spare focus jigs (requires 12mm acrylic, or a new design)</​del>​
   * Build and install monitoring system (laser usage, temperature logging)   * Build and install monitoring system (laser usage, temperature logging)
   * <​del>​Fully check and adjust alignment</​del>​   * <​del>​Fully check and adjust alignment</​del>​
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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**+  * <del>Install ducts to roof and upgrade blower, to avoid releasing fumes onto courtyard users.</​del> ​**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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   * 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 ====
lasercutter2.1557833498.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019-05-14 11:31 by mirza