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First real test
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:33:16 PM »
Hi everyone first real test done. This is a heavy card stock and it took about 30 min. I didn't get the laser for cutting but I wanted to try it out.  The next step is to do a logo that o made a long time ago in illustrator.  I'll post some images of that.

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Re: First real test
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 04:15:49 PM »
👏🏽👏🏾👏 nicely done. Good to see the calibration worked.

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Re: First real test
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 04:16:12 PM »
That's a really nice clean cut. It took me months to get results like that, but of course I had to write the software first  ;D

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Re: First real test
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 04:17:36 PM »
nicely done. Good to see the calibration worked.
It did. Thanks you for the help. I am running issues with the logo. I'll post some pictures later.

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Re: First real test
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 04:18:24 PM »
That's a really nice clean cut. It took me months to get results like that, but of course I had to write the software first  ;D
I am only doing it because of your software.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 04:51:28 PM »
@pbucc In the hope of getting *really* nice cutting on paper, card and <1.5mm wood veneer, I'm in the process of adding a vacuum bed to my A3, inspired by this design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CR1srYGQg0

I've found for cutting paper and cardstock, air assist in general hasn't been all that helpful and sometimes detrimental. For wood it works great. I'll be interested to hear how it goes for you if you go down that path.

Maybe it'll give you some further ideas.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 04:54:33 PM »
It took me months to get results like that, but of course I had to write the software first  ;D

@Zax - I for one am very grateful that you did. Kudos. 🙏

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Re: First real test
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 05:24:18 PM »
@pbucc In the hope of getting *really* nice cutting on paper, card and <1.5mm wood veneer, I'm in the process of adding a vacuum bed to my A3, inspired by this design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CR1srYGQg0

I've found for cutting paper and cardstock, air assist in general hasn't been all that helpful and sometimes detrimental. For wood it works great. I'll be interested to hear how it goes for you if you go down that path.

Maybe it'll give you some further ideas.

- Ian
That is what I plan to do.  I'm going to raise it with a steel grate and use magnets to hold in place. Also an enclosure will help big time.

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Re: First real test
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 07:26:37 AM »
So here is a Griffondor crest on a glass sheet. I used a hatch fill using eggbot plugin. I think I should have used a solid fill. I painted it with craft paint.

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Re: First real test
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 07:59:43 AM »
Looks good. I use "Neon" colored cardboard for test patterns. Avail from Walmart as index cards or 8/x 11 inch sheets. Cheap and easily burns with low power or high speed.

Please describe the process of preparing and cleaning the glass. What power and speed?
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Re: First real test
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 08:21:14 AM »
Looks good. I use "Neon" colored cardboard for test patterns. Avail from Walmart as index cards or 8/x 11 inch sheets. Cheap and easily burns with low power or high speed.

Please describe the process of preparing and cleaning the glass. What power and speed?
Sorry. 

So the glass is 4x6 from a picture frame.  Got 4 for $2. Cleaned with Windex. Painted it with a brush and acrylic craft paint. Burned at high power at 500mm speed. 

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Re: First real test
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 08:55:42 AM »
My settings are similar for sheet glass
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Re: First real test
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 08:58:16 AM »
My settings are similar for sheet glass
I got them you in the wine glass post. 8]

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Re: First real test
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »
Well then I must be doing ok!
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Re: First real test
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 09:32:58 AM »
1/4 inch birch plywood from Michaels. 1000 speed. Full power

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