I received my Glowforge today and I’m positively bursting with the possibilities it presents for projects, household solutions, and the interoperabilities t will have in making things with my existing 3D Printer and the other tools in my workshop!
That said, I’ve spent the evening using a piece of Proofgrade Medium Draftboard and the laser will engrave just fine, but won’t get anywhere close to cutting through it with the presets. I’ve actually had to go into the custom settings and set it to make three passes to get through (and even still, the paper on the back is intermittently intact).
I’ve followed the instructions in other threads, using a Zeiss Lens Wipe to clean the optics and mirror and making sure that my bed is in the grooves at the bottom.
I’d love to know what I’m doing wrong so the device works right with its correct settings. Help me, Glowforge Community, you’re my only hope!