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  1. Thanks John, and Kev. Kev, yes, I'm totally...

    Thanks John, and Kev.
    Kev, yes, I'm totally aware of firing speeds, and with our biggest laser, I find 450mm/sec is the best practical speed I can get for accuracy and efficiency. I can ask it to go...
  2. If the nozzle is getting hot, the beam is hitting...

    If the nozzle is getting hot, the beam is hitting it.
    Either it's not landing in the centre of the nozzle hole, or the hole is too small for the beam's focused point- maybe your lens is not good?...
  3. (sorry I can't help you with the LC320, I just...

    (sorry I can't help you with the LC320, I just use the RD6442 G & S, and RDW 8.30, and Corel X3 & X5.
    Old habits die hard and I'm not keen on upgrades & learning much new stuff! )
  4. Dennis, which model of Leadshine driver did you...

    Dennis, which model of Leadshine driver did you buy for the rotary axis, if you don't mind me asking?
    I'm thinking of the same idea.
  5. Servo & stepper combined, question, and the newest RD6445 controllers.

    I've been thinking again, because I was not satisfied with the unknowns and cautions given 5 years ago, about putting a servo in our biggest laser, just for the X axis - for faster turnaround in...
  6. When properly installed, you can jump from Corel...

    When properly installed, you can jump from Corel straight into RD works via the toolbar icon - BUT I don't.
    I prefer to export or save a file as AI version 3... that's the lowest common...
  7. I would try unplugging and re-plugging it back...

    I would try unplugging and re-plugging it back in, and make sure it is seated properly in place so that the beam can actually reach the first mirror.
    When we had our ULS tube recharged, it similarly...
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    Our Goldenlaser will import DXFs, but not AI - It...

    Our Goldenlaser will import DXFs, but not AI - It always hangs & freezes on ai imports.
    But Corel's DXF export I find occasionally buggy, so I use the E-cut DXF export from Corel - zero problems, as...
  9. Well... 4 years and 8 months later, and suddenly...

    Well... 4 years and 8 months later, and suddenly the refurbished March 2017 ULS 55watt RF tube has almost died...
    I wish overseas postage was cheaper, and refurbishing the tube was too.

    It's a...
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    I believe dissolving sodium bicarbonate in water,...

    I believe dissolving sodium bicarbonate in water, and then brushing it over the wood and letting it dry, gives an absorbed compound that darkens quite considerably when lasered.
    I've not tried it...
  11. Thanks, Kev - there's food for thought. I'll...

    Thanks, Kev - there's food for thought. I'll relook at the Y stepper belt to the big gear, and check the couplers - if I can get to see them at all - they might be hidden inside square section that...
  12. 2500 x 1300 mm flat bed laser Ruida parameters - can someone share theirs please?

    HI, we've had our big 2-head, 2-tube laser a few years now, and after a lot of tweaking, I'm mostly very happy with it.
    I saved the vendor settings right at the beginning, although they're pretty...
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    'Buyers' Remorse' ? The only remorse I might...

    'Buyers' Remorse' ?
    The only remorse I might have, is that when we bought our router, there was no such thing as cheap chinese stuff.
    The router has a 4 x 2m bed, and celebrated its 32nd birthday...
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    Thanks John, I've seen assorted timber ones on...

    Thanks John, I've seen assorted timber ones on Ebay downunder here - but around $10 each for 8 gig, is getting a bit much, when i can get them plain for $4 each in bulk.
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    custom lasered USB memory drives

    I have an order for about 50 or so USB memory sticks, of 8 gig, with data I've scanned, OCRed and PDFed from several books.
    It's all legitimate, and with the blessing of the original copyright...
  16. There are some great responses above. If you...

    There are some great responses above.
    If you omit a coarse roughing pass, and try and do everything with a tapered ballnose cutter,
    Your first pass into the material will need to be VERY SLOWLY...
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    Just avoid the bottom of the cheap range chinese...

    Just avoid the bottom of the cheap range chinese ones.
    They are cheap for the simple reason of using junky components.
    Lightburn is good.
    But I use Corel and go to RDworks from Corel - no probs at...
  18. A LOT depends on your substrates- plastic or...

    A LOT depends on your substrates- plastic or timber.
    If timber, it'll vaporise with lasering, or else char and burn, depending on the speed and power.
    If plastic, you need to see if it's a deadly...
  19. There are free nesting programs for SVG etc. I...

    There are free nesting programs for SVG etc.
    I use E-cut's plug-in for Corel and like it. There are times you can do a better job manually, but I find when you learn to drive & tweak the nesting...
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    Cuts like butter. Stinks. Poisonous if burned.

    Cuts like butter.
    Stinks.
    Poisonous if burned.
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    99% of acrylic work is experience: trial and...

    99% of acrylic work is experience: trial and error and try again. It's cheap enough that you can afford to experiment. A lot!
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    I realise this thread is 12 years old, but...

    I realise this thread is 12 years old, but thought I'd add we have two Triton Mk3 sawbenches. I've had one since 1986. It's been a wonderful workshjose. The other one is set up so I can have two...
  23. Well done solving it. I use a network lead, and...

    Well done solving it.
    I use a network lead, and periodically have the controller or the PC saying they can't communicate, or are not connected-when they are.
    I make an RD file and transfer it by...
  24. I still have a full roll and a half, of 1 metre...

    I still have a full roll and a half, of 1 metre wide or it maybe 4ft wide translucent red rubylith film.
    It's dead easy to plot in reverse and weed, to make screen positives.
    I suppose I could cut...
  25. Ouch! and thanks for the cautionary story!

    Ouch!
    and thanks for the cautionary story!
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