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    Laser mirror degradation?

    What is happening here?

    It's like there was a film that should have been removed prior to use, but there was nothing like that even remotely evident on them, previously.

    Sticking a Post-It...
  2. Re: "Parker Daedal" mirror - replacement advice?

    After looking at this mirror in different lighting, it appears that this peeling area is some kind of coating that maybe should have been taken off?

    The perimeter border area has always been the...
  3. "Parker Daedal" mirror - replacement advice?

    I've got a couple of these on a table with a 100W C02 tube, one has deteriorated significantly ..

    Other than it saying Parker Automation Daedal Division on it I don't see any kind of identifier. ...
  4. The gap distance does vary on mine, due to the...

    The gap distance does vary on mine, due to the way the bed is constructed. The machine originally was designed to cut with the material laying on a solid surface, and that was changed by half inch...
  5. What causes the singe/scorch look on the cut? (C02 Laser)

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    On these test cuts, I varied the speed, gap, power setting and air flow, in an effort to understand factors influence the formation of the patterns.. and I can't figure it out. The...
  6. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    "unusable garbage" may be because you need to...

    "unusable garbage" may be because you need to remove the tool movements. If you're trying to convert a 2D file (laser cutter, router, mill..) use the ignore height past .010.. then you'll get only...
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    Assembled yet another Windows 7 Pro. computer and...

    Assembled yet another Windows 7 Pro. computer and the same problems. Of close to 20 computers or VM's, nada. Zilch. Unless it's Windows 2000. It will not work.

    Any recommendations on other...
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    No XP box I have can I get it to run. They all...

    No XP box I have can I get it to run. They all quit right after it draws it's window. I can see it for a split second. Then poof! Gone. On 4 different computers, and as many VM's as I have ever...
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    Deskam 2000 and XP - No Joy - Anyone?

    ... I'm still using Deskam 2000 and DeskNC (DOS) to run the machine... Ancient setup, but I can prep files with my eyes closed, and really like the flexibility that I can get so anal with the cut...
  10. GCode optimize, visually edit, pick machine order, etc?

    I'm using an ancient Gecko drive setup with DeskNC and DesKAM 2000. Where I load DXF into DesKAM and save it.

    DesKAM practically does all I want in that aspect, but it's user interface is pure...
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    When I originally got my machine it had a pocket...

    When I originally got my machine it had a pocket pen pointer as the red spotting beam and it would corrode itself out inside, eat it's batteries, etc.. In the process of getting a new laser tube, I...
  12. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    It has to be reverse then, otherwise in order for...

    It has to be reverse then, otherwise in order for those tabs to exist it would mean that it's carving off an entire layer of material. With a router bit that would be horribly in-efficient, and...
  13. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    Wayne, Suddenly this makes more sense, the...

    Wayne,

    Suddenly this makes more sense, the tabs are partially cut through - but what was throwing me was your graphic display having the tabs pointing up, they are actually pointing down with...
  14. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    Wayne, Right, I realize that. At first I...

    Wayne,

    Right, I realize that. At first I thought the jaggy result might have been something else, but I see where that could be the tabs being flattened, too.
    I meant to include a screen shot on...
  15. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    I can see where there might be tabs if I follow...

    I can see where there might be tabs if I follow the Gcode, but interesting that I don't get them at all.

    Obviously you've got a lot more going on in your application thats brewing.
  16. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    Hmmm.. interesting, and I have the opportunity to...

    Hmmm.. interesting, and I have the opportunity to do a lot more of these- when do you say this might be ready? :)

    Obviously the tabs are not going to import, though what would be nice to have a...
  17. Thread: G-Code to DXF

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    I found this thread.. and excellent application: ...

    I found this thread.. and excellent application:

    For my intention, it's just sitting doing nothing when set in motion:

    This is a selection of what I'm trying to convert:

    It's for the Phlat...
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    the only way I can engrave is set a lower power...

    the only way I can engrave is set a lower power setting, I can't really draw because as you see, I get one power setting.

    So I have to run two passes.

    Some folks say I can do more with the...
  19. C02, Glass & mirrors. (smoke & mirrors, it's...

    C02, Glass & mirrors. (smoke & mirrors, it's like.. magic! ;-)

    http://17500mph.com/photos-3?g2_itemId=1851

    Forgot to mention that ...
  20. Power Levels between Lasers of different Sizes?

    Basically:

    If someone with a 45W machine running at 100% is cutting at a specific feed rate, and I have a 100W machine, is 45W of my machine equal to that one?

    That is, if I had the same...
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    I'd figure that flexible stuff as being an inch...

    I'd figure that flexible stuff as being an inch less diameter than it actually is when you do the math on air flow. Because it's actually measured at the wire and unless you stretch it fully, very...
  22. Higher power at start, any control to keep it from happening?

    I see this characteristic a lot.

    The example image shows a series of lines all at the same power setting. Except the shorter ones are darker, as are the beginnings of the longer ones.

    When...
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    If one of those fans is sucking through the other...

    If one of those fans is sucking through the other then I suspect you're just not getting the flow from it. Plus that thing on eBay looks dodgy too me.

    OTOH, that inline fan is just a better...
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    That looks like the RECI tube I have, and have...

    That looks like the RECI tube I have, and have worked out a table with voltage settings, to get me various power settings:

    http://17500mph.com/photos-3?g2_itemId=1266&g2_page=8 and the next have...
  25. Software, such as?? :) My controller box...

    Software, such as?? :)

    My controller box doesn't have the ability that I'm aware of. It's an Axxis something, with Gecko drives.

    I have figured out I can change velocity during the job, but it...
  26. I've come across a box with 8 ganged switches in...

    I've come across a box with 8 ganged switches in it, they have three rails and power to light them.

    What I'm considering doing is putting an independent pot on each of the switches, and hooking...
  27. The Power Supply is labeled TH and TL, the pot is...

    The Power Supply is labeled TH and TL, the pot is hooked between TH and Ground with the wiper going to IN.

    Even a digital readout of setting would be fine in my book, I just want a way to get to...
  28. Build a ganged switch set for power settings?

    I've got the typical pot on the front of the power supply with six pin connector, and I'd like to build a switch box, preferably ganged, so that I can just select a power setting by switch.

    It's a...
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    I used a pressure washer and blasted the inside...

    I used a pressure washer and blasted the inside of the sump out, and added some algaecide to 22 gallons of new distilled water. I left out the RV antifreeze for the moment.

    I also got a new water...
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    I didn't use the laser for about 2 weeks and when...

    I didn't use the laser for about 2 weeks and when I returned, I just happened to look inside the reservoir and the return line looked suspicious to me, it had a coating of growth on it. The whole...
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