Hi folks! I’ve gotten to do a little dabbling with a friend’s Glowforge, but I’ve finally ordered my own, and so the real n00b questions begin now. There’s a ton of great information here in the forums, but I haven’t been able to find the answer to this one; apologies if I missed it somewhere.
I’ve been looking at the dual-layer acrylics that Inventables offers (e.g., this one. Most of their instructions and suggestions make sense from what I’ve learned about the GFUI, but they also suggest the following:
"Bottom Up Engraving: Change the orientation of your laser to begin engraving from the bottom of the material upwards. This simple process will minimize the amount of residue being exhausted over previously engraved material which can re-deposit on the warm core and make clean up difficult. "
This doesn’t look like something I’ve found a setting for in the GFUI. Is this something the Glowforge can do? If not, has anyone used these materials successfully with a Glowforge? Any additional recommendations beyond those that Inventables provides?