[Lab] Laser cutter cutting unevenly
themindfactory at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 11:30:30 EDT 2014
There is consistently not enough cleaning of the laser and its optics, I
have cleaned it on many occasions and its been very dirty! both the lens
and the mirror on the gantry.
On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Dave Hunt <dave at huntgang.com> wrote:
> This could also be an issue with dirty optics (lens and or mirrors). At
> the farther extremes the laser needs to travel further and tends to
> attenuate through space. Dirty optics further exaggerate this problem.
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com>
>> Lift the cutting table out and make sure there is nothing underneath it
>> or it's feet that could be making the table un-level.
>> When focusing the machine pick three places that are far apart. Far apart
>> left and right and far apart fore and aft. this will bring forward any
>> leveling issues.
>> If the bed isn't level then it may not cut the same everywhere on the
>> Darcy Whyte
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>> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no text)
>> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM, <janick at bergeron.com> wrote:
>>> Did a few small acrylic projects on the laser cutter during the AGM.
>>> Thank you to those who fixed the "homing" problem.
>>> However, it was not cutting through near the top and bottom of the bed
>>> (3mm acrylic). It was thin enough that it could be cracked by hand but left
>>> a sharp, jagged edge.
>>> Anyone else noticed?
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