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lasercutters [2018/09/28 13:51]
John Benedetto
lasercutters [2019/08/15 19:17] (current)
John Benedetto
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 ====== LASER CUTTER ====== ====== LASER CUTTER ======
  
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 Quelab is pleased to offer to its members access to a 80 watt CO2 infrared laser cutter. Quelab is pleased to offer to its members access to a 80 watt CO2 infrared laser cutter.
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 ==== Authorized Users ==== ==== Authorized Users ====
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 Head over to [[:laser-operations|Laser Operations]] for laser usage and procedures. Head over to [[:laser-operations|Laser Operations]] for laser usage and procedures.
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 +==== Scheduling Time on the Laser Cutters ====
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 +Starting in August of 2019, we have two google calendars used to reserve time on the Quelab Laser Cutters.  See [[Laser Cutter Reservations]] for detailed information.
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 ==== Configuration/Calibration Tips ==== ==== Configuration/Calibration Tips ====
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       * Check the wires going to and from the HV power supply and to the laser tube. Any other wires that may have come loose. Note that the HV side of the power supply and the connections to the tube may have high voltage present even if we **think**  the laser is off. Use appropriate caution - check with the system unplugged from AC mains.       * Check the wires going to and from the HV power supply and to the laser tube. Any other wires that may have come loose. Note that the HV side of the power supply and the connections to the tube may have high voltage present even if we **think**  the laser is off. Use appropriate caution - check with the system unplugged from AC mains.
   * Being that the meter show 0mA, that knocks out issues with the optics and leaves the lid switch and the water flow sensor, and possibly the HV power supply, and far less likely the tube. I say less likely and the laser should just get weaker and weaker if it was going out.. Also the meter will only register during actual cutting. It will not move if you only pulse the laser with the button on the control panel.   * Being that the meter show 0mA, that knocks out issues with the optics and leaves the lid switch and the water flow sensor, and possibly the HV power supply, and far less likely the tube. I say less likely and the laser should just get weaker and weaker if it was going out.. Also the meter will only register during actual cutting. It will not move if you only pulse the laser with the button on the control panel.
 +  * HELP! I see circles instead of a solid engraving!
 +      * Someone set the advanced engraving option "Fill Circle" Uncheck the box to turn it off.{{::lasercut_fill-circle_option.png|}}
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 ==== Links/Resources ==== ==== Links/Resources ====