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Software => T2 Engraving => Topic started by: mindstorm88 on January 20, 2020, 06:50:23 PM

Title: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: mindstorm88 on January 20, 2020, 06:50:23 PM
Hi Zax, i've just added a Z axis to my engraver, it is setup and fuctionnal with T2.

The big question is : is there a way in T2 to do a multi pass cut that would move the z axis at each pass ?? (instead of adjust focus manually).

Thanks
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: Zax on January 21, 2020, 04:35:29 AM
Yes, it's the first option in the CNC Mode menu, Depth / Passes.

There's a quick guide on my website that explains it. https://t2laser.org/support/
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: mindstorm88 on February 02, 2020, 11:21:31 AM
Thanks Zax, it worked well with my new Z axis. Herethe first cut
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: GD George on February 02, 2020, 01:51:24 PM
nice piece of work!

J
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: ggallant571 on February 02, 2020, 01:52:57 PM
Got a picture of the Z-Axis mechanism?
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: mindstorm88 on February 03, 2020, 06:16:22 AM
Picture of my Z axis, it is from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2626145 but i use the stronger remix for the base
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: ggallant571 on February 03, 2020, 08:21:42 AM
Thanks, now for the tough question. How much deviation in the focus point do you get when moving the Z axis?

I tried this about 3 years ago and was quite disappointed. My Z was not perfectly vertical, the slide was sloppy, and the diode was a 5.5W with crappy focus to begin with. Have since designed, printed, but not tested another. Hopefully your success will provide the needed incentive to complete it.
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: mindstorm88 on February 03, 2020, 08:24:58 AM
Must say that for now slides are very  sturdy no sloppiness at all
Title: Re: T2 cutting Z axis
Post by: ggallant571 on February 03, 2020, 08:43:55 AM
Your design is infinitely better than my old one. I used some thick foam packing material to test. Positioned the laser such that the beam was near an edge, did a vertical plunge and opened the foam board with a knife to expose the burn path. Had to play with the heat to avoid melting the surrounding area. (No idea what the material was).