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T2 Engraving / Replacement laser for 1600mW Banggood laser head
« on: June 14, 2020, 11:47:36 AM »
Hello everyone,

I'm cutting thru birch for the first time and it is a rather intricate piece... but it is taking FOREVER! I knew my little laser was not going to be efficient with cutting, but this is silly.

How do I determine if a replacement laser will work with my current system? What's the highest power I could theoretically go? What are the important items to consider? I'm a computer and electronics guy, but I know I don't have enough knowledge to make an informed decision.  Like this laser, I have no idea if it would work with my setup, but that is the kind of increase in power I'm after.

https://www.banggood.com/LA03-7000-445nm-7000mW-Blue-Laser-Module-7W-Fixed-Focus-DC-12V-TTLPWM-Modulation-w-Heat-Sink-DIY-Laser-Engraver-Machine-for-EleksMaker-p-1127310.html?cur_warehouse=CN

Help is appreciated.

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T2 Engraving / Imported DXF with colors
« on: June 06, 2020, 03:19:05 PM »
I searched for the answer, apologies if this a redundant question.

I have a DWG with colors saved as a DXF. After T2 imports it all of the lines are black. Opening the DXF with AutoCAD shows all of the colors. What am I doing wrong?

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T2 Engraving / Laser Engraver Upgrade
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:34:49 AM »
Hi everyone. I had made a post a couple of weeks ago asking if anyone knew the belt size of a specific type of laser engraver. Thanks to Zax and mauriceman for their assistance with belt size info.

The unit has been upgraded and is working perfectly again. The original size was 17cm x 22cm and I upgraded to 60cm x 100cm. I also built a support above the gantry for the control board and cable management. It took a little fine tuning with spacers, washers, belt tightness, but it works great. Sorry the second image is a little blurry.




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T2 Engraving / Belt size
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:09:58 AM »
I'm ordering the things I need to enlarge the engraving area. Does anyone know the belt size for this laser?: https://www.banggood.com/1500mW-Desktop-DIY-Laser-Engraver-Engraving-Machine-Picture-CNC-Printer-p-974159.html


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T2 Engraving / Engrave Frame
« on: April 18, 2017, 05:13:12 AM »
Hey Zax,

My setup is probably different from most of your other users, but I'd like for engrave frame to move at a faster speed, and continue to run until I click a prompt to cancel. If there is already a way to do this I would appreciate the knowledge.

Thanks for T2.

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T2 Engraving / Rotating Sketches
« on: March 16, 2017, 06:02:38 PM »
Hey guys,

Working on a gift project for family. Created a new sketch, selected a font and size, but wanted to turn it 90 degrees clockwise. I was unable to find the means to do this in sketch mode, but it also didn't work once returning to the default T2 Engraving mode.

I know there are other ways to get this accomplished, but I want to know if there is a way to do it through sketch creation because it is the easiest and most efficient means.

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T2 Engraving / Creating a vector fie for T2Laser
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:41:16 PM »
Is it possible to create a compatible DXF from AutoCAD? Is it possible from Illustrator?I have AutoCAD and could get Illustrator if I had to.

Could someone please provide some instruction to doing so?

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T2 Engraving / Preview
« on: June 04, 2016, 01:45:12 PM »
Hey Zax,

Is there a preview laser command buried somewhere that I haven't uncovered yet? If I'm not using the correct terminology - I mean a low powered laser preview so that I can ensure my target is aligned correctly.

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T2 Engraving / Improviing Quality
« on: May 21, 2016, 12:55:18 PM »
Hey everyone. I've got my Eleks Maker A5 working and I'm trying to learn what I can so on to the next topic.

I had trouble getting BenBox to work so I reached out to T2Laser and Zax, Once working I was dissapointed in quality. So I went back to BenBox with what I had learned and got it working (still not crazy about the interface, but has some good tools). So attached is a sorta side-by-side of the same jpg from both programs with their default settings. The blurry little fella came from T2Laser. Could someone please direct me to a resource that better explains the parameters?


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