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tools:digitalfabrication:lasercutter [2020/04/12 15:12]
nogthree Replacing wrap usage with bootswrapper.
tools:digitalfabrication:lasercutter [2020/09/27 21:40]
jabelone
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 ===== Laser Cutter ===== ===== Laser Cutter =====
 <alert type="​danger"​ icon="​fa fa-warning">​This machine can only be operated under supervision of one of the Laser Supervisors.</​alert>​ <alert type="​danger"​ icon="​fa fa-warning">​This machine can only be operated under supervision of one of the Laser Supervisors.</​alert>​
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 <callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​ <callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​
-=== State of Operation (2020-03-03): OPERATIONAL ​=== +=== State of Operation (2020-09-24): Operational ​=== 
-**Recent notes:** The air extraction ducting outside is falling apart and has been patched but needs checking before use. The air assist ​compressor ​and auto drain have had work done on them and you should double-check bleeding air from the machine ​before ​using it. We don't have a complete library of cutting/​marking/​engraving settings after the machine'​s recent power-increasing upgrades, so please understand that there'​s a good chance we'll have to spend some time trying to work out the right settings for your job first (including if it's the same material but in a different thickness, or cut vs mark vs engrave). Some of the Smoothieboard settings still haven'​t been dialled in perfectly for the new tube either, like the laser'​s raw output power or even the linearity of its power output. Also keep in mind that not only will this be time-consuming for the Supervisors (who are volunteers who get nothing for volunteering their time), but because we're still optimising the internal settings then even if we worked them out for you one week we may need to work them out from scratch again only a week later if something else has changed. You will need one of the Laser Supervisors to help you begin & end your job. Tuesday Open Nights are the best time to catch one as there'​s normally more than one Laser Supervisor present anyway. If that's not suitable try [[https://​discord.gg/​avtkH5t|Discord chat]] or [[https://​forum.hsbne.org/​c/​cause-effect/​digital-fabrication|the forums]]. If you'd like to help improve & maintain this machine, talk to either one of the Laser Supervisors or the Digifab cause leader. </​callout>​+**Recent notes:​** ​Note to supervisors:​when outputting a job visicut seems to be adding a extension of plf this causes the laser cutter to see the job but not run iut after selecting it,to fix this browse to the lasercutter drive and paths folder located on the computer connected and rename the job to ensure that all extensions in the file name are only showing .gcode and no others. 
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 + Other Notes: ​The air extraction ducting outside is falling apart and has been patched but needs checking before use. There is a leak in the air compressor ​box outside for the air assist, so this needs to be turned ​on and bled before ​use, then turned off when you're done. We don't have a complete library of cutting/​marking/​engraving settings after the machine'​s recent power-increasing upgrades, so please understand that there'​s a good chance we'll have to spend some time trying to work out the right settings for your job first (including if it's the same material but in a different thickness, or cut vs mark vs engrave). Some of the Smoothieboard settings still haven'​t been dialled in perfectly for the new tube either, like the laser'​s raw output power or even the linearity of its power output. Also keep in mind that not only will this be time-consuming for the Supervisors (who are volunteers who get nothing for volunteering their time), but because we're still optimising the internal settings then even if we worked them out for you one week we may need to work them out from scratch again only a week later if something else has changed. You will need one of the Laser Supervisors to help you begin & end your job. Tuesday Open Nights are the best time to catch one as there'​s normally more than one Laser Supervisor present anyway. If that's not suitable try [[https://​discord.gg/​avtkH5t|Discord chat]] or [[https://​forum.hsbne.org/​c/​cause-effect/​digital-fabrication|the forums]]. If you'd like to help improve & maintain this machine, talk to either one of the Laser Supervisors or the Digifab cause leader. </​callout>​
  
 ==== Quick FAQs ==== ==== Quick FAQs ====
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 This list is not all-inclusive but covers some of the major works performed on the laser cutter so that down the track we know when various things happened. This list is not all-inclusive but covers some of the major works performed on the laser cutter so that down the track we know when various things happened.
  
 +  * 4/9/2020 - All three mirrors & lens cleaned (riumplus)
   * 3/3/2020 - Extraction fan ducting temporarily patched (Doc and Jared Saunders). Second mirror, third mirror, lens cleaned (riumplus)   * 3/3/2020 - Extraction fan ducting temporarily patched (Doc and Jared Saunders). Second mirror, third mirror, lens cleaned (riumplus)
   * 23/2/2020 - Compressor auto drain replaced, compressor reed valved replaced, extractor fan start capacitor replaced by qualified electrician (Drew)   * 23/2/2020 - Compressor auto drain replaced, compressor reed valved replaced, extractor fan start capacitor replaced by qualified electrician (Drew)
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 ====== Showcase of Awesome ====== ====== Showcase of Awesome ======
-For a few pics of out stuff, please go to the next page: [[tools:​lasercutter2|Laser Pics Page!]]+For a few pics of out stuff, please go to the next page: [[https://​wiki.hsbne.org/​tools/​digitalfabrication/​lasercutter2|Laser Pics Page!]]
 (as embedding the images on this page directly broke it) (as embedding the images on this page directly broke it)
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