I recently purchased the Optlaser 6W for my X-Carve machine. I have managed to wire it all up and get decent test cuts and engravings from the laser. I have managed to cut 5mm black acrylic with 4-5 passes at 80% power and the cuts came out great.
I’m having issues with cutting more opaque acrylic materials, like white, opal and clear. I have tried different Z heights(30mm to 60mm), power and speeds (90mm/min to 120 mm/min) and I only ever manage to engrave the material approx 0.2mm deep.
I have also tried painting the top and underside black to help contain the laser as a last attempt… Still a light engraving…
I was wondering if there was a way or a trick to cutting these coloured materials.
Any help would be appreciated.