Fort Collins Creator Hub

CAM5 power down a bit?

  • 25 Nov 2019 9:24 AM
    Message # 8138326
    Stephen Warren (Administrator)

    Usually I cut 1/4" MDF at 8mm/s 60% power and focus height at 3mm above the material (in the past, 4mm or 5mm has worked OK too). Last night, I found those settings weren't quite cutting all the way through. I bumped power up to 80% and it was fine. Does this simply indicate the lens/mirror/... needs cleaning?

  • 26 Nov 2019 8:06 AM
    Reply # 8140052 on 8138326
    Steve Undy (Administrator)

    Doubtful, since it was cleaned and aligned on Sunday. We may be looking at a fading laser tube.

  • 28 Nov 2019 8:03 AM
    Reply # 8143357 on 8138326
    Stephen Warren (Administrator)

    It was so consistent before, it seems like a coincidence that there was maintenance and then a noticeable change. Are we sure some simple error wasn't made e.g. lens is upside down or ...?

  • 29 Nov 2019 8:16 AM
    Reply # 8145921 on 8138326
    Steve Undy (Administrator)

    I will make sure Josh (our shop boss) checks.

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