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General Discussion / Re: Settings for denim?
« on: June 25, 2017, 05:39:51 PM »
It is not my area of expertise but I suspect the wavelength has a lot of influence. I'm guessing that you want to react with the dye and leave the cloth untouched

T2 Engraving / Re: Can't control laser w/Mana SE board
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:32:13 PM »
What corner of the world are you located in? Is there another laser user in the area?

3D Printer Software / Re: 3D printer x/y steps per mm
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »
It has to be Chinese for the spelling mistakes on the user interface.

3D Printer Software / Re: Cura 2.6
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:36:58 AM »
I heard they have a speed limit on download to Australia. Some nut down there keeps hogging all the bandwidth.

Projects / Re: Leather Wedding Coasters
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:15:36 PM »
Are you using the laser to cut from a large leather panel?

General Discussion / Re: Hand tools when 3D printing
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
I keep a mind eraser handy. Helps when you want to make the same mistake 3 times. Also helps when you do something right but forget where you put the piece.

As for printers tape. After 1 week of experimentation. Scotch Band medium adhesion works best, Harbor Freight heavy duty the worst.

3D Printer Software / Re: 3D printer x/y steps per mm
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:27:41 AM »
And I was beginning to think that the Chinese 3D printers ran a higher quality software than the laser etcher/cutter. Looks like there might be a market for T2-3D.

3D Printer Software / Re: 3D printer x/y steps per mm
« on: June 17, 2017, 04:54:53 PM »
I have a need to get 60 mm center to center on 8mm holes. Guess I will do the same and hope for good results and/or fudge the numbers.

3D Printer Software / Re: 3D printer x/y steps per mm
« on: June 17, 2017, 03:51:55 PM »
Dropping to 80 will make for shorter distance traveled. Think of it from the respective of the motor/gear/belt. If 80 ticks equates to 1 mm then 81 ticks is going to go 1/80 mm too far. The CPU will convert mm to ticks.

Projects / Re: Slate Baby!!!!!
« on: June 17, 2017, 11:39:43 AM »
I stopped at a "junk shop" this morning and got a piece of leather. Was cheap enough to try etching.

Projects / Re: Slate Baby!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2017, 10:48:06 PM »
I heard that Nottingham gets a $0.25US commission on every slate tile sold at Michaels.

Projects / Re: Slate Baby!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:41:50 PM »
I think you could get crisper looking text by changing to a leaner font.

BenCutLaser / Re: Unable to import dxf to bencut (OPEN)
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:38:34 PM »
bird1.dxf open fine with librecad and inkscape on my Linux laptop. The image size is quite large, 1,300 mm wide. I scaled to 100 x 100 mm (size of slate tiles), saved as png, and did a raster burn in cardstock. Came out fine.  Attached is the small scale png file.

General Discussion / Re: New stuff from Eleksmaker? A3X laser?
« on: June 16, 2017, 06:23:37 PM »
"Sucker Module" is Chinese marketing slang for luring someone to purchase their useless crap.

3D Printer Software / 3D printer x/y steps per mm
« on: June 16, 2017, 05:26:32 PM »
I just looked at the motor conversion units on my 3D printer and X & Y are set at 81 while Z is 400. Since these device share components with the laser etchers I find this odd. Measured a 10x20x8 mm cube and it is long on all sides. Any comment?

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