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General Discussion / Re: Could an A3 machine become a 3D Printer?
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:01:28 AM »
If you're going to build one, build one from parts that are designed for a 3D printer. My opinion is that there is too much of a design difference to get a laser frame to work well as a 3D printer.

When I look at my 3D frame and my laser frame,  the 3D frame is built like a tank, very robust, very heavy duty. Especially the Z axis design. My laser frame is built like a Volkswagen.

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General Discussion / Re: Have been gone, updated softwares
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:24:46 PM »
We used www.join.me

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Engraving / Re: Engraving image for side lighting, with a twist
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:09:26 PM »
Awesome...!!!

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Cutting / Re: Laser stops in the middle of a project
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:08:27 PM »
@Zigy

Can you please provide me with the info in this link so I can better help you?

http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,1128.0.html

Thanks...

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General Discussion / Re: Have been gone, updated softwares
« on: September 28, 2017, 11:59:52 AM »
That line test dxf file loads OK for me.

Dan, do you have some time this afternoon to do a screen share so I can see what you're doing?

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General Discussion / Re: laser problems
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:25:43 PM »
A picture of the controller board would be helpful. Or the name on the board.

>i installed the software...

Which software?

>ihx firmware thing

That's not a name of any firmware I recognize. Do you happen to know the full name of the firmware you are using?

>i cant get my system to work

You can help us to help you better if you can be more specific. What is not working?
You said: i tried at first to do a bit and the aser came on but wouldnt work properly i was just burning a line.

Laser do come on and they do burn a line. Yours did. So I'm not sure what you are expecting or why you think it's not working? Help us out here please. Be specific.

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General Discussion / Re: Have been gone, updated softwares
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:18:15 PM »
@dreamaker,

When you get some time, let's do a screen share via join.me and you can show me what your are doing with BCL.

Although you've already flashed to 1.1e, BCL will flash fine if you follow the steps listed in the setup screen. If you follow in that exact order, it will successfully flash. I've done it at least a hundred times!

Can you please send me the g-code that is being generated when you try to burn a test shape box? I'll have a look at it and make sure BCL is generating the correct g-code.

Thanks...

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CAD Software / Re: Train yourself with "Estlcam"
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:46:11 AM »
As an FYI, about a year ago I contacted the developer and asked if he was interested in making some modifications to get his software to work with our laser machines. His answer: No.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Size of cutted objects smaller then drawing (CLOSED)
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
I was going to say try 80 and if that doesn't work, try 100.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Size of cutted objects smaller then drawing (CLOSED)
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »
See attachment.

Press F5 to send a line with the cursor on that line or click the right mouse button.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bug in BCL 2.3a ? (OPEN)
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:50:58 PM »
Glad you both got BCL working again.

Thanks...

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bug in BCL 2.3a ? (OPEN)
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:42:06 PM »
Did you calibrate your laser tool?

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bug in BCL 2.3a ? (OPEN)
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:06:31 AM »
Here's my update:

After complete deinstallation of BCL including manual cleaning of registry i reinstalled BCL 2.5a. Now it's working, but, as ta1dr wrote, only if i use a untouched bitmap. If i use the commands ImageSettings or EditImage, i get always the error described in my first post.
Resizing of bitmaps would be necessary for many works with the laser so i hope, Ralph will fix it soon.

Please install 2.5b. My previous post I added a second update note you may not have seen.

You stated 25.a fixed your issue and now you just have a com port connection issue, is that correct?

If you are still having other issues, please post the steps so I can try to reproduce. If it is only com port connection issues, did you try my suggestion of checking your parameters against my settings, as I posted an attachment showing my com port settings.

Thanks...

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General Discussion / New laser machine
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:34:16 AM »
About $400.00 depending on options.

Their controller board is a Smoothie board.

http://openbuildspartstore.com/openbuilds-acro-laser

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General Discussion / Re: different power / speeds over several passes?
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:31:56 AM »
He said they use the 'finishing passes' to 'clean out the residue'...I think a fan blower should do the same or similar thing.

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