Safety First: Ensure workspace is free of fire, electrical and other safety hazards. Be aware of all safety issues when cutting materials with a laser. Always have a fire extinguisher on hand
Power on the laser and all of its components.
Ensure that: - The laser is powered and the boot up cycle begins on the screen. - The cooling system is connected properly and water is flowing through the tube. - The air compressor is powered and exhausting air to the laser head. - The exhaust system is on and vented into a safe location.
Connect to RetinaEngrave 2.0 software using your machine’s touch screen to copy the software IP address into your favorite browser. The Wired IP address is displayed at the bottom of your touch screen.
Import your design and adjust power and speed settings. Double check settings including the number of passes and cut order.
Insert material into the laser bed. Use the focus tool to adjust to the top of the material. Focusing should be done each time a new material is introduced.
Use the “Perimeter” function to ensure that the file will fit within the cutting area. Adjust accordingly.
Run the job file. Do not leave a job running unattended.
Import the included files and cut all the pieces from their respective materials. This file contains vector cuts.
First you can start with the main mask panel itself.
Using the Tabs you are going to put glue on each one and bring the V shaped cuts together.
Eventually you will have a mask shape from a simple flat piece of paper. Most of the masks assembly stops here. But if you choose to make the gas mask please continue.
Locate these three cuts.
Take the pieces of paper with the triangle edges and fold them like so.
Glue the shorter piece around the inside cut using the triangles.
And the longer cut around the outside edge having the triangles facing inwards.
Now you can glue on the top.
Continue this same process for all 5 cylindrical pieces with their appropriate pieces.
Then you will want to hot glue them into place on top of the mask.
Finally add the string.
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