So, seen a few posts of people able to cut through 4.5mm MDF etc.
I have tried the same settings used for 4.5mm MDF and I can’t even cut through 2.6mm MDF.
Something I have noticed right from the word go when I first received my laser is the geometry of the laser as it focuses.
See Attached Picture
Now bearing in mind the laser with it in manual jog and specifically defocused.
The laser appears to be focused in a rectangular shape, approximately twice as long (Y axis) as it is across (X axis), with the actual cutting spot half way up the Y axis and 2/3 across on the X axis (To the right).
That doesn’t seem right to me and has bugged me for a while.
I also am noticing now that I am starting to branch out into hobby jobs with stuff other than stainless steel (Awesome by the way) then in MDF my cuts are not equal.
When cutting along the Y axis, I have a much thinner cut than when I am cutting along the X axis, Makes for a caligraphy kind of cut especially when doing nested circles and curves.
This fatter x cut and skinnier Y cut would correspond to the defocused shap I am seeing of the spot geometry.
I am assuming the spot should be round, and that maybe during shipping something came adrift or the like.
Some assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated, and if something needs replacing, well, it has been this way since shipping so I would assume a warranty issue mayhaps.
- Kevin, your Spectrumark and Stainless Guinea Pig