Search:

Type: Posts; User: Chris Thomason; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. One issue you need to watch out for on dc glass...

    One issue you need to watch out for on dc glass tubes (most Chinese machines) above 80w is DC strike. When the tubes first turn on they need 100% power then back off very quickly.

    the pictures...
  2. Thank you sir!:D

    Thank you sir!:D
  3. Thanks. Still have a ton to learn. Do you get...

    Thanks. Still have a ton to learn.

    Do you get depth at a slower speed and then clean up at a faster speed or do you go fast the whole time?
  4. Kev, Does the gun come off the engraver looking...

    Kev, Does the gun come off the engraver looking that good?

    Mine always seems to have burs that need to be taken off with a scotchbrite pad. Would love to be able to cut that step out and get...
  5. Corel draw is $500 for a license that does not...

    Corel draw is $500 for a license that does not expire. The subscription is $200/ year.

    inkscape is much less robust but it is free.
  6. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,119

    An 80w speedy is a very good choice. I would...

    An 80w speedy is a very good choice.

    I would recommend a 2 inch lense instead. I don’t think there is a noticeable difference in engraving quality but there is a noticeable difference in cutting...
  7. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,119

    That begs the question-what are you planning to...

    That begs the question-what are you planning to be doing with it?
  8. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,119

    I would second Gary’s suggestion. I upgraded from...

    I would second Gary’s suggestion. I upgraded from a nice Chinese machine to a used speedy this summer . One of the best decisions I have made.

    My old machine was faster than a glowforge but the...
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    356

    I honestly don’t think an economic solution...

    I honestly don’t think an economic solution exists to recirculate the air. Any filter system that is getting all those smoke particles out of the air will use up expensive filters quickly. Any system...
  10. Not familiar with macs but if you can get the...

    Not familiar with macs but if you can get the file to the windows computer you can download a free program called Inkscape and can print from it.
  11. Seems like a good machine and price. I’ve got a...

    Seems like a good machine and price. I’ve got a newer machine that does not have the C. Honestly I don’t think there is much of a practical difference between metal and ceramic tubes.

    Also as an...
  12. You might want to look at some of the Trotec...

    You might want to look at some of the Trotec videos on sending jobs to the laser before you go. It is a pretty different workflow than the Chinese machines.
  13. I just made the same jump you are looking at this...

    I just made the same jump you are looking at this summer. Chinese machine to a lightly used speed 400. Could not be happier. The difference in speed is incredible. The brand new 2019 speedy 400s...
  14. Replies
    6
    Views
    516

    Never done any practical automation. But I am...

    Never done any practical automation. But I am fascinated to see the results.

    What are you using to trigger events between the laser and automation controller?
  15. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,724

    Plywood can be a difficult thing to cut. The...

    Plywood can be a difficult thing to cut. The number of plys and the type of glue can make a huge difference. I have a 100w EFR tube and have issues getting an acceptable edge on some 1/8 ply. I have...
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    775

    Trotecs use air cooled laser sources. You cannot...

    Trotecs use air cooled laser sources. You cannot use a water cooler with one. Water coolers are used for glass tube Chinese machines.

    You would be be much better suited getting an ac unit to cool...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,135

    Thanks Gary. Good advice. I’m quite certain the...

    Thanks Gary. Good advice. I’m quite certain the specs are from an overzealous engineer 40 years ago and no one has bothered to change them.

    I think it would also be a good thing to be able to...
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,135

    How to Measure Engraving Depth

    When you get a spec from a customer specifying a depth to the engraving is there a tool or technique that can be used to measure accurately? I have a micrometer with a pretty small anvil but itís...
  19. Replies
    5
    Views
    669

    Could be a bad connection between the motherboard...

    Could be a bad connection between the motherboard and power supply.

    Could also be a bad interlock switch. Depending on the machine you could have a cooling flow switch or a door close switch that...
  20. The main cause was a loose mirror. Trotec support...

    The main cause was a loose mirror. Trotec support was great working with me through the process. Can’t say enough nice things about their support. Also a huge thanks to everyone on here that offered...
  21. Forgive my ignorance. The machine is new to me. ...

    Forgive my ignorance. The machine is new to me.

    How do you turn on and off high quality?
  22. I appreciate all the suggestions. Ill give...

    I appreciate all the suggestions. Ill give Trotec a call in the morning. Was hoping to get it back online this weekend. It seems things never break during the week or when times are slow...
    ...
  23. Update looks like Trotec uses a rotary encoder....

    Update looks like Trotec uses a rotary encoder. Took out the motor and encoder but couldn’t really get in to clean it well.

    Still has had the same issues. I did notice that if I slow it down...
  24. Trotec Speedy 400 Engraving not Lined Up Correctly

    Noticed an issue with the engraving on my Speedy 400.

    The laser seems to be losing track of where it should fire. It seems to be more noticeable as it moves between short and long strokes, but it...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    944

    Just to be 100% sure you may want to do a quick...

    Just to be 100% sure you may want to do a quick check for chlorine in your particular material.

    Do this outside. Get a torch and heat a copper wire to red hot. Melt some of your material to the...
Results 1 to 25 of 46
Page 1 of 2 1 2