1/2" Aluminum cut

Welcome to the forum. The first most valuable thing on this forum are the people who assist gladly with questions. The second most valuable thing on the forum are all the answers that are here that have accumulated over the years as we explored this great machine.

Spend some time reading about materials to get a better understanding of what goes into settings.

Spend some time with your Glowforge interface and click through the different settings for the different materials. It will give you an idea of where to start. Then search for previous topics that talk about a specific metal.

Good luck and happy lasering.