Well, I just got the lovely Air Assist warning about 9 min into an 11 min print. However, there is no way to pause the print to come back to it. All you can do is click the button provided to learn how to clean the print head and fan, which takes you to a different webpage, therefore, messing up the calibration of your previous print. The other option is to cancel the print, and it’s lost.
There should just be a pause print button that you can come back to, but to really clean the air assist fan, you have to turn the whole machine off and then unplug it, so I guess that’s not an option.
This goes back to my gripe about this machine being very capable, but not very dependable/reliable. There’s no way I could use this for a business to sell laser cut things. No way! This air assist happened after trying to finish my 2nd set of coasters. It’s not reliable enough. In a year, it has not proved reliable enough. This is my 2nd machine too!
And all of this comes after a week ago, being stuck in a “centering” loop. Support deemed it was a black lid cable, and sent me a replacement. I put the new one on there, and have barely done any engraving/cutting before this happens.
I mean seriously, didn’t even get through 2 sets of coasters. Probably not even an hours worth of laser use.
And I tried to line it back up visually…no go…happened twice. One time, it was a little off. The next…WAY off! That piece is ruined!
As if it wasn’t bad enough that I wanted to jump on and make some sweet little gifts my kids could give to their mom last weekend…and couldn’t, I wanted to throw together some gifts for my kids’ teachers tomorrow…and that can’t happen either! I’m finding that I need an entire day dedicated to making a few things between software issues bringing designs in, or something breaking or an error. There are a lot of projects that would warrant quickly throwing some material in the Glowforge, printing and moving on with life. I don’t have days at a time to dedicate to making one simple thing.
As if you can’t tell, I’m pretty frustrated.