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k40_laser_engraver [2018/11/10 23:38]
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 Fixes implemented:​ Fixes implemented:​
   * Bad connection on the power inlet between the hot and fuse. Re-soldered.   * Bad connection on the power inlet between the hot and fuse. Re-soldered.
-  * Jumpered water break detection since detector is NFG.+  * Jumpered water break detection since detector is seemingly ​NFG.
     * Test again with new coolant pump to make sure it wasn't just low flow?     * Test again with new coolant pump to make sure it wasn't just low flow?
  
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-Laser does work, <​del>​though not yet from triggering on the front panel (or via Gcode)</​del>​+Laser does work
  
 Software: I suggest [[http://​www.scorchworks.com/​K40whisperer/​k40whisperer.html|K40 Whisperer]],​ as the LaserDRW thing it came with is not so hot. Software: I suggest [[http://​www.scorchworks.com/​K40whisperer/​k40whisperer.html|K40 Whisperer]],​ as the LaserDRW thing it came with is not so hot.
  
 Usage: It's not ready for production jobs yet, so DON'T USE IT. We're getting there... Usage: It's not ready for production jobs yet, so DON'T USE IT. We're getting there...
 +  * How to format your SVG drawings for K40 Whisperer: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​reload=9&​v=9wYvbenigtk
 +  * Basic concept- using K40W, move the head over the upper left hand part of your work. maybe use the "laser test" button to make sure you're actually over the work. and then choose whichever of your engrave/cut options (do engraves first, and cut last).
  
 Safety considerations:​ https://​techbravo.net/​hosting/​knowledgebase/​4191/​CO2-Laser-Engraver-Safety.html Safety considerations:​ https://​techbravo.net/​hosting/​knowledgebase/​4191/​CO2-Laser-Engraver-Safety.html
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 Power levels: Power levels:
-  * Wood (engraving) - 8% does a fine job on the random ​plywood ​pieces we've tested with.+  * Wood (engraving) - 8% does a fine job on the random ​wood pieces we've tested with.
   * Acrylic - 25% was great for engraving, but slightly insufficient for cutting (the cut edges did snap off easily, though)   * Acrylic - 25% was great for engraving, but slightly insufficient for cutting (the cut edges did snap off easily, though)
  
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