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InvisibleRasta

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Re: T2Laser Software
« Reply #285 on: August 11, 2017, 09:40:32 AM »
Is there an option where i can set the laser to draw instead of horizontal engraving just make it follow the lines drawn to make the process faster?

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« Reply #286 on: August 11, 2017, 10:09:35 AM »
Yes, you need to have a vector path to follow.

This can be imported from a DXF/PLT or you can trace the design.
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« Reply #287 on: August 11, 2017, 10:30:06 AM »
what if i have a normal jpeg ? id have to convert it? with inkscape?

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« Reply #288 on: August 11, 2017, 10:37:38 AM »
You could use one of the 3 options available in T2Laser, as explained in the PDF.

It really depends on the image and what you are trying to achieve.

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« Reply #289 on: August 11, 2017, 10:48:11 AM »
 :-*what option in the pdf sorrY? are you talking about trace outline in the intro2 pdf?

EDIt: ops sorry i didnt see there was an attachedpdf. thanck you alot
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« Reply #290 on: August 12, 2017, 12:56:12 AM »
what is the max power of a laser in t2? My laser head is a 5.5W head. what would be the max power on it to set on t2?
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Re: T2Laser Software
« Reply #291 on: August 12, 2017, 01:21:57 AM »
This does not relate to australia post, I have had things take 10 days to go 55km from brisbane yet stuff from china in less time than that.
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Re: T2Laser Software
« Reply #292 on: August 12, 2017, 04:49:18 AM »
You can connect any power laser, there's no limit!

The maximum power is determined by the Grbl parameter, if you are using my firmware or most standard firmware then the maximum value is 255.

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« Reply #293 on: August 12, 2017, 04:57:25 AM »
yes i am using your firmware... I cant figure out how to make the engravign deeper and thicker on wood. i tried a bunch of different options. but it all come out with really super thin line that come off with a washing.

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Re: T2Laser Software
« Reply #294 on: August 12, 2017, 05:01:42 AM »
Reduce the feed rate or use multiple passes. Are you engraving a vector or image?

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Re: T2Laser Software
« Reply #295 on: August 12, 2017, 07:56:29 AM »
a normal black and white image with the BLack/White option in T2

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« Reply #296 on: August 12, 2017, 09:26:27 AM »
Just a thought, if it's a line drawing perhaps you could run it as a vector, by tracing or converting, then it should be deeper but very thin unless you hatch it or something.

These diode lasers generally don't produce an etched result like the CO2's do, it's more of a surface burning.

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« Reply #297 on: August 14, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
Is there a way to get a finish pass when cutting DXF files on laser setting?  I have found that if I run multi-pass at my max speed and then run a slow pass  at ~1/3 speed to clean up any final pieces that didn't cut I can get the cleanest cuts.   I have tried running 3 more passes at full speed ( which would be the same amount of time), but I still get some areas where the material doesn't cut all the way through. 

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« Reply #298 on: August 14, 2017, 04:27:31 PM »
Interesting idea, it's fairly common on a CNC to perform a finish cut but I haven't heard of it with a laser.

I could add a separate "finish pass" feed rate which is used on the final pass. Power would be the same though, is that what you have been doing?

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« Reply #299 on: August 14, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
Yep,  I come from more of a machining background, so that is where I got the idea. 

I have been running full power on the laser on all of the cuts.  I am probably trying to push the limits of my laser (5.5W cutting 2.5mm balsa), but have had pretty good results.