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T2 Engraving / Re: Head moves, laser fires but does not engrave!
« on: July 21, 2020, 06:41:14 AM »
Hi Zax

Thank you for that.

I guess the "Metal Stone Printer Cutter" part of the description was just BS!

I have found an Eleksmaker on Banggood that I think would suit.

EleksMaker® EL01-2500 445nm 2500mW Blue Laser Module PWM Modulation 2.54-3P DIY Engraving Machine.

I hope they have a good record.

Dutchy

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T2 Engraving / Re: Head moves, laser fires but does not engrave!
« on: July 20, 2020, 11:40:19 PM »
Hi Zax

Hopefully the attached photo's will answer your questions.








Regards Dutchy


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T2 Engraving / Re: Head moves, laser fires but does not engrave!
« on: July 20, 2020, 03:48:07 PM »
Thanks Zax

I was afraid of something like that.

Is it economical to replace the laser?

How do I know if the rest of the hardware will support a different laser?

If it is economical, where do I source the parts?

Regards Dutchy

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T2 Engraving / Head moves, laser fires but does not engrave!
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:59:47 AM »
G'day Guys

I am still low on the learning curve for the T2 software.

I was using our Laser engraver to engrave the Mens Shed logos on some bird boxes we are making. After engraving about 18 the engraver no longer engraves properly.

All the settings are default settings except for changing the size and the resolution after the problem started.

The machine appears to be working OK, the head is travelling and the laser is on but it doesn't completely engrave the logo. A couple missed some sections and now only fragments are engraved. If I increase the resolution to .1 (from .2) it burns more completely but takes twice as long.

Am I looking at a software problem or a hardware problem?

The machine is a "10W Laser Engraver Engraving Machine CNC USB Desktop Metal Stone Printer Cutter" purchased off eBay.

Regards Dutchy

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Advice needed on a couple of issues
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:53:22 AM »
Hi Guys

My problems have been resolved.

With advice and assistance from Zax I have installed T2Laser software.

While I have only had a few hours experience with it I can see that it is a much more substantial program than the BenBox software that was supplied with the engraver.

I am very early in the learning curve but so far my test examples have been great. Each one has been better than the previous as I experimented with settings. I have gone from a blackened disaster to a crisp clear image in only a few hours.

I look forward to the journey.

Thank you Zax for your help!

Dutchy357

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Advice needed on a couple of issues
« on: February 09, 2020, 02:56:54 PM »
Thank you Zax.

I have tried to contact you by PM but am having troubles with the system on this forum.

Once sorted, I will be in touch.

Dutchy

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Trouble Shooting / Advice needed on a couple of issues
« on: February 09, 2020, 05:20:33 AM »
Hi

I am having some issues with a 10W Laser Engraver that our Mens Shed recently purchased, primarily for wood engraving.





We initially ran it on an old Lap Top running Windows NT. After a bit of experimentation we got reasonable results. Keeping in mind that we had no idea what were were doing with the settings.

This image shows the factory settings. So far we have been unable to find information on what each of these functions do. Any assistance would be appreciated. We found that these settings just burnt everything.



We settled on the following settings and got a reasonable result if we chose Outline as the Carve Mode.
Low Light   1
Intensity    1
Speed        500
Time          5
Step          1


The X and Y parameters have not been altered.

We run the LX Nano firmware that came with the Benbox software.

Because this old laptop was very slow we updated to a newer machine running Windows 10. This is much faster to load but the problem now is that it will only engrave with the Carve Mode on Scan by Line or Scan by Z shaped but NOT on outline any more.

Appreciate any advice.

Dutchy

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