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    Re: Dark laser engraving

    Probably both its a balancing act, power settings and power output can vary on the lower end lasers try two identical engravings side by6 side at different powers and speeds and move settings towards...
  2. Re: Another K40 newbie that needs helps (beam focus issues)

    Routine cleaning and air assist to keep smoke from lenses.
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    Re: F360 wants to mill my vise.

    There are hundreds of videos and previous sessions available but from my experience I was glad I decided to sit in on a live event if for no toher reason than in this rapidly changing product the...
  4. Re: Another K40 newbie that needs helps (beam focus issues)

    I would check mirrors and lenses for damage or contamination clean with isopropol alcahol many youtube vids showing alignment routines but this ghosting should not be caused by misalignment, the...
  5. Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber in CNC router with Vaccum.

    Carbon fibre dust is like any carbon if fine enough like for example Laser toner a standard vacuum cleaner filter is not fine enough to filter it, meaning the carbon can find its way into the motor...
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    Re: F360 wants to mill my vise.

    I suggest you spend between one and four hours attending one of their free online tuition sessions, I found F360 more intuitive than you apparently but sitting in on a four hour session one evening I...
  7. Re: Shenhui (RECI 150 watt tube) not going through entire tube. Sparks!

    Looks to me as if the Tube has lost most of its catalyst and gas, You certainly need to insultate the area where arcing is occuring not obvious from video as to exact route but if anyone has Iphone 6...
  8. Re: Having issues with Fusion 360 Post Processor Format 1 & 2 Problems

    post processors can be simply edited and amended a good processor to learn about this is the linuxCNC processor as its better documented than many, the processor is a basic interpretation that you...
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    Re: Stepper motor troubleshoot

    If motor works on other axis, driver change made no difference and wiring does not have fault then I would double check the configuration, in my case return to a configuration at a time that I knew...
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    Re: K40 and hardwood

    The OP requested advice for cutting Earings from hardwoods, not boxes or anything to be painted, the finish for small items of jewellery require sufficient power to vapourise the cut, and yes this is...
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    Re: K40 and hardwood

    If you are cutting that slow and more than one pass you are burning your way through not Vapourising material for a quality cut.

    Used properly a laser vaporizes materials to cut, this process...
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    Re: K40 and hardwood

    The original post is regarding the cutting of hardwoods not softwoods like PLY and MDF even with PLY and MDF the type used must be compatable with laser cutting, some are treated with flame...
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    Re: K40 and hardwood

    I would recommend a minimum of 80w for your current needs but to prevent disappointment and need for further upgrades 100-150w would give you a better range of uses for your machine and increased...
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    Re: K40 and hardwood

    The K40 is 30-35W and not powerful enough to cut 4mm hardwood, anything more than 3mm laser ply or laser mdf is pushing machine beyond its abilities even with better lenses and air assist.
  15. Re: Posted in wrong section Advice for Newb

    0% means 0% sounds like your Engineer was an imposter with little idea and no tools to do the job he was claiming to be proficient in doing, you got a fitter impersonating a qualified engineer and...
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    Re: X2 Mini Mill Conversion Kit Needed

    I converted the X1 in 12 hours for £100 total with no experience of any engineering or metalworking using a couple of 90 degree purchased motor mounts and a little 2020 extrusion, the conversion is...
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    Re: Basic Drawing Question

    Not sure I understand you correctly but if I do you make sketch visible by clicking on light bulb then press pull same as you have with other parts.
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    Re: 60W Chinese Laser Lense Help

    Cheap PLY with unsuitable resin bonding is whats going on, I have cut many different materials and can cut 6mm PLY with 40w @ 70% and with exact same settings or even at same time next to each other...
  19. Re: chinese laser engraver 40 watt issue help please

    Water should be external section of tube only the central section of tube contains gas and catalysts if water in centre then tube is dead, tubes do not store well and regular use can prolong life by...
  20. Re: Custom 6 head CNC router "Help Needed"

    I think the main thing your missing is the reading of the Mach3 documentation which would give you a better overall idea of how the whole thing should work, like any software there is a learning...
  21. Re: Custom 6 head CNC router "Help Needed"

    You should what are your velocity and acceleration settings.
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    Re: No jogging

    You will need to enable the driver plugin in Mach3 all instructions will be in Mach3 manuals and the documents you have for the usb breakout board assuming the breakout board is even compatible with...
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    Re: Lock Pick set DXF?

    just call a locksmith or drill the lock after you break a pick in it you'll have to anyway, its not easy even with quality tools.
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    Re: Starting my build...

    The belts tend to be far less accurate, having said that if you can live with that which I believe you probably can to start with, I would suggest a single open ended belt each side both ends...
  25. Re: Custom 6 head CNC router "Help Needed"

    Never tried but would assume Mach3 auto tune feature could configure steps per degree as it does on a lateral axis, sounds to me as if configuration of mach3 is your problem not a gearbox, also is...
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