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Newbie saying hi

Postby lukesayer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:48 pm

Hi All.
I recently purchased one of the old style 3040 machine which has been great so far.we plan on making small decorative items from acrylic and eventually card and paper.
We have read loads of amazing post regarding these machines but like everything we struggle with still the basics.we are cutting acrylic at speed of 1.2mm and power of 75 just to cut through 4mm acrylic.this seems far of from other users.we get an uneven engrave with what looks like a heat shadow on the bottom of the acrylic after being cut.Ive aligned the mirrors as best as possible but still think I must be missing some important details as still getting use to the machine.
If anyone has any advice or tips this would be much appreciated.

Luke

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Re: Newbie saying hi

Postby Daven » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 am

Hi Luke,
Welcome ;)

It may be worth doing a ramp test to check the focus point is right. Check all the optics are clean and are not discoloured. It may also be the the tube is on it's way out.

Best
Dave
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC

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Re: Newbie saying hi

Postby lukesayer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi Dave.
Thank you for your reply.
I'll look into the ramp test tonight.just found a useful explanation on how to so I'll try this.
Some of the mirrors are discoloured and as if they are slightly burnt.are the mirrors etc easy to come by for the old 3040 model.

Thanks again for the advice.
Regards
Luke

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Re: Newbie saying hi

Postby Daven » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:07 pm

They should be - have a word with HPC ;)

Best
Dave
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC


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