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Echyx

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Engraving Anodised metal
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:07:20 AM »
Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone had any luck with engraving anodised materials?
I am designing some coasters out of anodised aluminium with personal foto's or logo's.
After testing with blank anodised aluminium (not colored) i didnt have much success.

Settings used:

laser power 255
feed rate 1000
resolution 0.1

Software: T2 Laser

Laser: blue laser module 16W from bangood https://www.banggood.com/16W-Laser-Engraving-Machine-Can-Engrave-Metal-Powerful-DIY-Metal-Printer-Engraver-220x250mm-p-1280615.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

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Re: Engraving Anodised metal
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 04:33:18 AM »
I don't have that laser but based on experience with similar diodes I think your feed rate is way too high, try 80~120 and you should get a result if it's focused correctly.

(also confirm you are using my Grbl 1.1e firmware)

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Re: Engraving Anodised metal
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 06:06:06 AM »
hey zax

i am using the 1.1 GRBL firmware yes :)

gonna try with the feedrates lower and will report back

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Re: Engraving Anodised metal
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 08:08:06 AM »
Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone had any luck with engraving anodised materials?
I am designing some coasters out of anodised aluminium with personal foto's or logo's.
After testing with blank anodised aluminium (not colored) i didnt have much success.

Settings used:

laser power 255
feed rate 1000
resolution 0.1

Software: T2 Laser

Laser: blue laser module 16W from bangood https://www.banggood.com/16W-Laser-Engraving-Machine-Can-Engrave-Metal-Powerful-DIY-Metal-Printer-Engraver-220x250mm-p-1280615.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

One of the first things I did was etch anodised metal. It worked out nicely.

Power = 255
Feedrate = 300 - 400
Resolution = 0.1