I’m currently working on a little project for Christmas for my wife and having a issue once the laser cut is complete. The issue I’m having is that not all the cuts are making their way through the 3mm Laserply and I’m not sure why that is. Please refer to the pictures, this is the underside of the piece.
I have run a few laser cutting tests at different power settings and speeds and found a few settings that have worked and yielded a full cut. I used those identical setting in my project.
A little info about my setup and settings:
I have the 750mm X-Carve with the 6w Optlaser and X-carve mounting system. The laser is focused at 30mm (just over an inch roughly) and my laser cut settings are 4 Passes at 3mm/s (180 mm/min) and the laser power at 80%.
I’ve tried have the wood flat to the spoil board and also tried it slightly raised to see if that would make a difference. I get the same issue in both cases. My spoil board is leveled.
This is my workflow: illustrator and export as .svg and load into LaserWeb to generate the gcode then using UGS as a controller.
Hopefully some one on here can help me and thanks in advance.