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Why is my laser cutter not cutting?

Why is my laser cutter not cutting?

If the cutting speed is too fast, the focusing lens is damaged, the focusing effect is poor, the light path is not correct, and the voltage is unstable, all these are the reasons why the laser cutting is not all the way through.

How long does a laser engraver last?

As your laser ages past the five year mark, and especially at about seven or eight years, it’s not uncommon to experience a breakdown due to a major component failure. Three fairly common components which sometimes fail include the laser tube, the power supply and the mother board.

How do you maintain a laser cutter?

Weekly (10-40 hours approx. depending upon materials)

  1. Clean lens with Acetone/Alcohol.
  2. Oil runners with light oil.
  3. Clean machine bed.
  4. Check water level.
  5. Visually check mirrors (clean if required)
  6. Remove debris from machine base.

How do I know if my laser tube is broken?

You can test your camera with an IR remote control and look for some purple light. If you see a purple glow on your tube when you fire the laser then the tube is not dead, so check mirror alignment, lens, etc.

Why is my laser cutting at an angle?

If you are getting a bigger angle than a few degrees, it is more likely because the beam is not in the center of the lens. The lens will still focus to that same point, but the hour glass is at quite an angle to your work piece.

How long will a diode last?

Typical lifetimes of laser diode modules are 25,000 to 50,000 hours. If the laser diode temperature rises beyond the maximum operating temperature the long-term performance may degrade significantly, up to and including complete failure.

What materials are not allowed in any laser cutter?

Unsafe Material for Laser Cutter

Material: Danger:
PVC (Poly VinylChloride) /vinyl/pleather/artificial leather Emits pure chlorine gas when cut!
ABS Emits cyanide gas and tends to melt
Thick ( >1mm ) Polycarbonate/Lexan Cut very poorly, discolor,catch fire
HDPE/milk bottle plastic Catches fire and melts

Do laser cutters wear out?

Laser machines also don’t wear out like die-casts will over time since the laser mechanism does not directly touch the material. Instead, a beam of light does all the work.

What are the problems of laser engraving machine?

The Sixteenth Problem: Laser engraving machine is not engraving. 1. Whether the serial port line has been used to connect the computer serial port and engraving machine, the connection is reliable. 2. Computer serial port conflict, serial port 1 and serial port 2 can be swapped. 3.

How to solve the eleventh problem of laser engraving?

The Eleventh Problem: The laser engraving sample does not match the size of the graphic. Open the “Advanced Configuration” option. 1. Check whether the “motor step” is consistent with the actual step size of the machine. Calculated as: pulley circumference / 200, the unit is mm. 2.

Why is my laser cutter/engraver not spooling?

Cause: The laser cutter / engraver is connected to the computer as if it were a printer and, as such, can have the same issues spooling as any printer can. Solution: Most of the time simply unplugging the USB cord from the computer and plugging it back in after a few seconds will clear up this issue.

Can the laser engraver engrave on paper?

Our best selling laser engraver can engrave on paper, wood and leather. With engraving it can cut wood and leather upto 3mm. The massive engraving area of 65X50 cm gives it advantage over any other laser engravers. Engrave anything you wish for.

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