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    Those pmags are about as good as you'll get, a...

    Those pmags are about as good as you'll get, a nice tan/sand color is the goal and it looks like you got it!

    For metals, especially dark metal, you'll probably find that higher frequency and...
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    Similar thing happened to me with Magpul iPhone...

    Similar thing happened to me with Magpul iPhone cases. I did several thousand of them and you could tell how well they mixed whatever was in the material as some would mark a beautiful tan color and...
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    I bought a bunch on aliexpress for a 3D printer...

    I bought a bunch on aliexpress for a 3D printer enclosure. The price ended up to be about 1/3rd of what I could find anywhere else and they included some trim pieces and fasteners that I missed in...
  4. Production environment doesn't matter as long as...

    Production environment doesn't matter as long as they can autoclave it. All of the Joann Fabric stores are providing materials to make masks and the recipients are doing just that, autoclaving them...
  5. I'm... Not... Sure... whatyoumean...

    I'm... Not... Sure... whatyoumean...
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    That stock came out fantastic Kev! The contrast...

    That stock came out fantastic Kev! The contrast between the very sharp graphics and the more subdued photo give it a very cool effect.

    I've only lasered myself once and it was on my fiber. I...
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    What's more important to you - time or money? If...

    What's more important to you - time or money? If you need to have something done fairly quickly, without as much of a learning curve, then either 1-touch or Photograv would be best. If you have...
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    The brand doesn't matter at all, it's all in the...

    The brand doesn't matter at all, it's all in the way it's manufactured. Cast is basically poured into a mold where extruded is a big blob that is pressed into shape. They both have very different...
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    Extruded acrylic will crack or craze after being...

    Extruded acrylic will crack or craze after being cut, cast usually doesn't. If you aren't sure which you have then you can cut a 1" circle and wipe it with denatured alcohol - if it's extruded it...
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    I think you mean the square will fit within the...

    I think you mean the square will fit within the circle, aka inscribed. There is a way to calculate it but it takes several formulas to do it. Bottom line is that the diagonal measurement of the...
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    And if you look at their feedback it is mostly...

    And if you look at their feedback it is mostly for items other than lasers, the only laser feedback is for 50 watt machines and from "past year" and is very non-specific feedback. A huge red flag...
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    Do you want to mark it or engrave it? My...

    Do you want to mark it or engrave it? My settings to mark were low power (30%), high speed (1,500), and high frequency (60). To engrave I used 100% power, 250 speed, 30 Frequency. My laser is 30...
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    There are enough cautionary tales here that you...

    There are enough cautionary tales here that you would think nobody would ever buy an eBay machine again, yet they do...
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    The problem with that is that you need to have a...

    The problem with that is that you need to have a carrier to hold the pieces together and the only way to get this, at least that I know of, is with washout resist like R3 or R5. There isn't anything...
  15. I'm assuming you mean CS3, try version 8 instead.

    I'm assuming you mean CS3, try version 8 instead.
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    First - get rid of that deadman setup, it's...

    First - get rid of that deadman setup, it's garbage! Second - you won't find a boron nozzle for that setup, it is garbage.
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    You get what you need, no such thing as the...

    You get what you need, no such thing as the "right focal length" - unless the laser is fixed focus and no z movement possible. If you want to guesstimate the focal length of the existing lens do a...
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    That's got the right specs so it should be the...

    That's got the right specs so it should be the one you want.
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    II-VI are what come with it and what Trotec...

    II-VI are what come with it and what Trotec sells. I bought a couple on eBay and they seem to be legit and are a fraction of the price from Trotec. You might be able to find the holders on eBay as...
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    If you google the markings on the board "ipg...

    If you google the markings on the board "ipg fiber qki" you will get the info you need. There were 516 results and I'm sure one of them will tell you everything you need to know, or at least lead...
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    How about using a v-bit and cut your inlay upside...

    How about using a v-bit and cut your inlay upside down? I did that for a guitar builder that needed zero gap and we were able to achieve it quite easily. For small or narrow parts I used a pretty...
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    The nozzle size will be determined by a few...

    The nozzle size will be determined by a few factors - grit size, detail of the engraving, and most importantly, the cfm your compress puts out - continuous free cfm, not "rated" cfm. The 5hp, 10cfm,...
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    I'm not Ralph but... 99% of laser users use...

    I'm not Ralph but... 99% of laser users use Corel so the support base is there. The fact is that Adobe is more difficult to use, more expensive, and when you have problems (and you will), you will...
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    Pretty sure you don't buy Epilog on eBay Bert...

    Pretty sure you don't buy Epilog on eBay Bert...
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    Getting a laser to run 10 years without...

    Getting a laser to run 10 years without maintenance is rubbish! If they meant major repairs then there may be some truth to that, but there will always be exceptions based on your usage and how well...
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