One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What should my laser settings be?”. Our answer is usually to tell the operator to begin a materials test log and slowly hone in on the setting that works best for them. While we could give setting suggestions for various materials, we have found many factors can affect proper settings outside of the laser itself. The truth is, two people could be cutting the same type and size of material and require different settings. Here are some things to consider when looking for standardized laser settings:
While many of our customers enjoy the perks of RE3 beta, some have reported some bugs (that’s called beta testing!). If you have an issue while trying to run a job in RE3 beta, revert back to RE2 and try running the job in the previous software. If you are able to run the job in RE2, it may indicate a bug in RE3. If this happens to you, please email us at email@example.com with a brief description of the issue you came across in RE3. Any attached videos, photos or design files are greatly helpful and appreciated.
Laser cutting and engraving are skills anyone can learn. What separates the amateur from the expert, however, is the accumulation of techniques that enhance the final results of a project. To help our new operators advance their own techniques, we have created a free ebook titled Designing for Laser Cutting: A Technical Ebook for Creatives.