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Erik Goetheer
09-07-2017, 5:30 PM
Today I started to play a bit with my new toy, a 30W fiber laser. Thanks to John Lifer I already got some very nice material settings to start with, thanks John.

But it's always good to have more settings and I found this list with settings from Epilog: https://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/fibermark-material-settings.pdf

Can some expert please take a look at it and tell us if they make sense? I will try them of course, but it never hurts to have several opinions.

Gary Hair
09-07-2017, 6:18 PM
Unless you have an Epilog you won't find the % values translatable to your machine. As far as I know, the RayFine machines use EZCad - you have speed in mm(or in)/sec, frequency in hz (kHz?), and power in %. I doubt Epilog will give you the info to determine how to translate their values to your software so, unfortunately, those settings are pretty useless.

Kev Williams
09-07-2017, 6:52 PM
http://www.permanentmarking.com/wp-content/uploads/TYKMA-Laser-Marking-Manual-REV214.pdf
^^ this is a PDF from Tykma, explains fiber marking and lists their settings suggestions for different materials. You'll have to make a few adjustments of course, all part of the fun :)

Tim Bateson
09-07-2017, 8:23 PM
T...But it's always good to have more settings and I found this list with settings from Epilog: https://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/fibermark-material-settings.pdf... (https://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/fibermark-material-settings.pdf).


You cannot use Gantry style settings on a Galvo style laser. I have both and it's night & day. Not even in the same ball park.... It's so different you might as well try CO2 settings. Yes, the Gantry and Galvo style of fiber lasers are that different from one another.

Erik Goetheer
09-08-2017, 6:06 AM
OK, thanks for clearing it up. :) Kev, John gave me that document also, didn't have time to read it yet, but I will surely read it first thing.

John Lifer
09-08-2017, 11:21 AM
For anyone reading later, the Tykma file is the best for really visualizing the laser and has good starting points for 20/30watt lasers. I've found some others, but nothing compares.

Tim Bateson
09-08-2017, 12:30 PM
For anyone reading later, the Tykma file is the best for really visualizing the laser and has good starting points for 20/30watt lasers. I've found some others, but nothing compares.

Agree, but don't try those settings with a 50watt. Well you can, but expect those blow the metal away. I've been testing a few of those settings at 50% of suggested power. Getting closer.